STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 5 September
To record the testimony of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, a special CBI court today appointed Chennai’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) as commissioner for recording.
On 22 August, the apex court had refused to exempt Ammal from deposing as a witness in the case but had exempted her from personal appearance in the special court. It had also directed that she be examined by a commission in Chennai.
"Dayalu Karunanidhi is a witness cited in the list of prosecution witnesses and is to be examined in this case. However, as per the order dated 22 August, 2013 passed by the Supreme Court, she is to be examined on commission… Accordingly, as per Section 285 CrPC, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Chennai, is appointed as Commissioner with request to examine her at Chennai as per law, she being a resident of Chennai," said the special CBI judge O P Saini.
He also directed that all the relevant documents be sent to the CMM Chennai, saying accused were also at a liberty to point out any documents, if any, which they may require for cross-examination of Ammal.
"The Commissioner is requested to examine her (Dayalu Ammal) and to return the commission after execution, at his earliest possible convenience to this court considering the nature of the case," said the court.