Kanimozhi will face the law: Karunanidhi

Kanimozhi will face the law: Karunanidhi

Queried by reporters whether Kanimozhi would appear before the special court in New Delhi May 6 as per the summons, Karunanidhi said: "She would act according to law. In the disproportionate wealth case being heard in Bangalore, Jayalalithaa has appeared before the court which the media is not able to see."

The other three charged with Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar were Karim Morani of Cineyug Films, and Asif Balwa and Rajiv B. Agarwal of Kusegaon Realty. The CBI chargesheeted Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar as co-conspirators after it traced Rs.214 crore as an illegal money trail.

Karunanidhi said the question of Kanimozhi seeking anticipatory bail cannot be answered now as it will be decided by the lawyers who would handle the case.

According to him, the DMK is not facing any predicament because of the 2G spectrum scam.

"The predicament faced by Dharmaraj in the epic Mahabaratha will not happen to us. I don't want to explain the predicament that Dharmaraj faced."

Karunanidhi said he does not want to rake up old issues when queried whether he is satisfied with the CBI probe in 2G case when there is a widespread perception that the probe agency's activity in the Bofors gun deal was not satisfactory.

The CBI had first named as accused former communications minister A. Raja of the DMK, his personal aide R.K. Chandolia, former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura and Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa.

Later, five more corporate executives were added to the list as co-accused -- Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom, Sanjay Chandra of Unitech and three officials of the Anil Ambani Group: Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara.

All nine are in judicial custody.

The DMK is one of the major allies in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). It has 18 MPS in the Lok Sabha.

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