Kani threatens to drag PM to court over 2G scam

The Rajya Sabha MP also warned of summoning the prime minister as a witness if the court decided to frame charges against her.

Appearing for Kanimozhi, senior advocate Sushil Kumar also claimed before Special Judge O P Saini that the prime minister, then finance minister and present Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal had already told the Parliament that there was no loss caused to the exchequer in the grant of licence for 2G spectrum.

“If the trial goes on, I would summon the prime minister as a witness,” the counsel for the daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi said.

“I am showing you (judge) the minutes of the meeting in which the prime minister, the then finance minister and the telecom minister decided that the licences for the 2G spectrum was not to be sold/auctioned,” he claimed, responding to the charges levelled by CBI.

The 43-year-old MP also contended that her prosecution was malicious as the CBI failed to seek mandatory sanction from the Rajya Sabha chairman.

 “Her (Kanimozhi) name figures in the charge sheet as a private person. She, during her interrogation, had already told CBI that she was an MP of Rajya Sabha. Still, they had the courage to say that she was a private person.”

“This is the most frivolous and malicious prosecution. I cannot condone the act of CBI for describing her as a private person only because of the fact that the (five-judge bench) judgment of the Supreme Court came before them (CBI). The judgment requires the sanction for prosecution of an MP,” Kumar said.

He also trashed the CAG report putting up a presumptive loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore in the 2G spectrum allocation and the CBI’s claim of the same as Rs 30,984 crore.

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