NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi and four others named in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargesheet in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
Sources said besides Kanimozhi, the summons were issued to DMK-owned Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa’s cousin, Asif Balwa, Director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, Rajeev Agarwal and Karim Murani of Cineyug Films (Pvt) Ltd.
They said the ED has also asked these people to provide documents related to their funding, income and properties.
Former telecom minister, A Raja and eight others including former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura and three telecom companies were indicted by CBI in its first chargesheet filed on April 2 in the 2G scam. CBI has attributed the loss of `30,984 crore to the exchequer to alleged irregularities in distribution of spectrum.
The companies named in the chargesheet filed in a Delhi court included Reliance Telecom, Unitech Wireless and Swan Telecom. The investigating agency had on April 25 named Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Mr M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi, Asif, Kumar, Rajiv and Murani in its second chargesheet filed before special judge Mr Justice O P Saini. The court has earlier issued summons to these five people to appear before it on May 6.