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2G scam: Kanimozhi submits documents to ED

New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi today submitted a set of financial documents to the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into her role in the alleged financial irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Authorised representatives of the 43-year-old daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi met ED authorities here and handed over documents related to her personal and business finances as sought under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, sources said.

"Once the documents (submitted today) are scrutinised she will be summoned, preferably on a day the Parliament is not working," sources said.

Kanimozhi, who is attending the current Parliament session, was last year released on bail in the 2G case and the agency is set to begin prosecution action. She and others have been charged by the CBI in connection with the channelling of Rs 200 crore to DMK family-run Kalaignar TV through a circuitous route.

The ED had summoned her for questioning about the transfer of the Rs 200 crore to the TV channel, in which she and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar hold 20 per cent stake each. Some other transactions are also under the scanner of the ED in the 2G scam.

The ED, according to the sources, had earlier scrutinised documents related to the DMK MP`s income, properties and personal investments and plans to take the probe forward, they said.

The ED had earlier initiated attachment proceedings under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) against other individuals and certain telecom firms involved in the case.

Besides the cases of Kanimozhi and Kumar, similar probe is underway under the provisions of the anti-money laundering Act against 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.

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