DMK leader M.Karunanidhi suffered another defeat with his daughter Kanimozhi’s request for bail being denied and an order for her arrest issued.
Kanimozhi, also a DMK Member of Parliament, will be transported to Tihar jail where her buddy former Telecom Minister A.Raja has been cooling his heels for several weeks.
Kanimozhi has been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
In what are the sweetest words we’ve heard in a long time, CBI Special Judge O.P.Saini ruled today:
The bail applications are dismissed. Both the accused be taken into custody forthwith.
Kanimozhi has been caught up in the massive 2G scandal swirling around DMK politicians.
The DMK-owned Kaliagnar TV, in which Kanimozhi owns 20% of the equity, received Rs 200 crore from Dynamix Realty after telecom spectrum allotment by A.Raja. India’s investigating agency CBI has alleged the money was a bribe for the spectrum allotment, which by the way caused tremendous loss to the nation.
Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar is the second person whose bail application was rejected today.
Judge Saini also said:
Considering the magnitude of the crime, nature and enormity of the allegations, character of evidence on record and the apprehension that the witnesses may be influenced in case the accused are released on bail, I have no hesitation in holding that both applicants/accused have failed to make out a prima facie case for bail. Bail applications are without merit and the same are dismissed
Unfortunately, Karunanidhi’s son M.K.Azhagiri still remains free.
Azhagiri’s thugs attacked the offices of Dinakaran newspaper in Madurai (on May 9, 2007) causing the death of a bunch of innocent workers after an unflattering opinion poll on Azhagiri was published.
Azhagiri deserves to rot in jail.
Here’s what a report in Indian newspaper DNA said regarding the violent attack on Dinakaran’s office:
The Sun Network, which runs the Dinakaran daily, on Wednesday accused M K Azhagiri, elder son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, as being the main culprit behind the attack on the offices of its paper here.
The Chief Operating Officer of the network R M Ramesh told reporters here that ‘Azhagiri has been named the main accused in the complaint given by the company to police.’
Public revulsion over the scandals involving DMK leaders was the main reason the party lost badly in the recent elections to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.