Indian court acquitted all 19 accused of 2G scam

A special court on Thursday acquitted 19 accused, including former telecom minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi, in the Enforcement Directorate’s money laundering case relating to the 2G scam.

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, Special Judge OP Saini also acquitted Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, Rajiv Aggarwal, Karim Morani, P Amirtham and Sharad Kumar in connection with the case.

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In its charge sheet, the ED had also named DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal as an accused in the case in which it had alleged that Rs 200 crore was paid by Swan Telecom (P) Ltd (STPL) promoters to DMK-run Kalaignar TV.

In its final report, the ED had named 10 individuals and nine companies as accused and listed them in the charge sheet for the offenses under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

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