2G scam: Money laundering charges framed against A Raja, Kanimozhi

October 31, 2014

A special court on Friday framed charges against former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in money laundering related to the 2G spectrum allocation case.

All accused have pleaded non guilty and the trial is set to begin from 11 November.

The Court also framed charges against DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal in the case.

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Charges have been framed under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The Special Court said that prima facie the charge of money laundering is made out against all the 19 accused charge-sheeted by the Enforcement Directorate.

The Enforcement Directorate, in its charge sheet, had alleged that the accused were involved in the Rs 200-crore money transaction which was not "bonafide" and "genuine" and it was a "bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group companies" by Raja.

Besides the three, charges were also framed against Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka in the case.

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected the plea for discharge of Dayalu Ammal from the case or to constitute a fresh medical board to ascertain her medical condition.


Source: F.INDIA

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