Kalaignar TV office raided by CBI in Chennai today

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dmk_channel_raidedThe CBI(Central Bureau of Investigation) raided the  Kalaignar TV office in Chennai  today(Friday 18th Feb 2011). Kalaignar TV, which is backed by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(Karunanidhi’s wife MK Dayalu owns 60 percent and daughter Kanimozhi owns another 20 percent ) , has been under the scanner for its links with the 2G spectrum scam for some time, Earlier this week the Channel had claimed it had no links with the case.

The raids came in the wake of allegations after Documents with CNN-IBN show that money was loaned to DMK’s Kalaignar TV by DB Realty group through a maze of transactions. DB Realty is owned by Shahid Balwa who has a stake in Swan Telecom which is one of the companies named in the 2G scam. Balwa was allegedly favoured by former telecom minister A Raja while granting UAS licence and scarce radio waves.

Shahid Balwa
Shahid Balwa. A Special CBI Judge on Friday remanded him in judicial custody till March 3

Official said Rs 214.84 crore is reflected in Kalaignar TV’s balance sheet as an unsecured loan. It comes from Cineyug Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd and the exact amount is Rs 214.8654 crore. It is given to Kalaignar TV as an unsecured loan in the company’s balance sheet for the year 2009-2010.

DMK minister Raja, who was forced to resign over the scam, has already been arrested by the CBI.

The CBI had told a court recently, “It has also come to light that there was a transaction of Rs 214 crore from M/s Cineyug Films private limited to Kalaignar TV in 2009.”

“The funds were arranged by M/s Cineyug Films from DB Group companies wherein the family members of Balwa are the directors or shareholders,” CBI had said in its application filed before the court.

Kalaignar TV’s denial earlier had followed CBI’s allegations that there was a connection between scam accused Balwa-promoted Swan Telecom and the channel.

Sharad Kumar, managing director of Kalaignar TV, had denied receiving pay-offs from DB realty, the sum received from Cineyug Films was an ‘advance for transaction of shares’, and was returned with interest when the two parties differed over the price evaluation of shares.

He had said that the money from Cineyug was received as a loan which had been repaid with interest and the Income Tax department was aware of the transaction.

Next could be DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi  who is likely to be called in for questioning by the CBI in connection with the 2G spectrum scam. Stay tuned with us more updates.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Seems like finally officials are catching up with the Corrupt Karunanidhi and his family. I m sure many old timers still remember what Indira Gandhi told about Karunanidhi after Sarkariya Commission report came out – “Karunanidhi is a scientific criminal”. DMK, Karunanidhi and his family have amassed billions of dollars of peoples money through fear mongering, scams and corruption. Its time that this family is uprooted out of TN and thrown in Jail for ever. Election commission released on Feb 11, that Karunanidhi’s wealth alone is 26 crorers, in contrary to the 65 lacs he claimed in newspapers. Also there are 10 criminal cases pending against this corrupt politician for last 15 years…No wonder these news comes out flashing because the entire TN state is controlled by DMK mafia…

  2. Appppppa finally thirutk k kkkk  kanruna nidhi’s face off of scams family looting is ciming to light.  Well Done  CBI!  Screw  this rascal till he runs t hospital telling he has back pain to escape prosecution.  God save tamizhs!!!!

  3. this time please try to vote some gud peoples..we know only dmk and aiadmk   so please my tamil friends and brothers  this time we want to change some one……………this time try to vote some new face…it means vijayakanth or some one else…….we knows every one is a thief…we will give a chance to him once..if he is not do anything next time dont vote vijayakanth….so please try to vote vijayakanth…………please forward to every tamil peoples………

  4. what they are catching sir…….. after one year they are investigate this matter…..i am really worry about this matter….u know more than 1 crore tamil peoples they dont hav house..we can see..mother fucker mamma paiyan karunanidhi 3rd wife means prostitute number 3 of him…she have a big house in kodambakkam..they have police security also.because prostitutes kanimoli and stalin wife and whole family are doing prostiution in this house..please dont vote dmk and admk also sir please think and vote some gud one we want to change somthing this time so vote some gud one sir

  5. This is just another stunt for election… They would have already moved everything from kalaingar TV office to some other location… As planned CBI will raid here and find nothing… Then this pudungi will tell that we are clear to fool the idiotic public….. 

  6. dis is a planned issue………………alam poi……kalaignar is n 2nd place in corruption in idea……he and his family is the biggest criminals in our tamil nadu…ipadi thirudathinga da pavam da ezhai makkal.

  7. Guys

    We all know Karna is bad but let us not beat about it all the time; so I want to find something positive.

    Recently he has been to New Delhi. After a meeting with Sonia he met reporters. Look at his face above. It looks like the face of a corpse. And when he met those reporters his face was only a little bt better. However his mind was alert. His answers were accurate. Karnan is really hard working politician. Many people would have said that before. But see his passion. Still he wants to be in the thick of things competeing. Now compare him with one of our young fathers who thinks ‘I have kids now so I should live for them’. Thuravi Fathers. Thuravi at 30. Obviously not right. Karnan is a great in that respect. He is a Man. He wants to be the Man until he stops breathing.  

    However since a further term would allow his family rampaging Thamilnaadu let us vote him out of office this time.

  8. Guys  
     
    We all know Karna is bad but let us not beat about it all the time; so I want to find something positive.  
     
    Recently he has been to New Delhi. After a meeting with Sonia he met reporters. Look at his face above. It looks like a face of corpse. And when he met those reporters his face was only a little bt better. However his mind was alert. His answers were accurate. Karnan is really hard working politician. Many people would have said that before. But see his passion. Still he wants to be in the thick of things competeing. Now compare him with one of our young fathers who thinks ‘I have kids now so I should live for them’. Thuravi Fathers. Thuravi at 30. Obviously not right. Karnan is a great in that respect. He is a Man. He wants to be the Man until he stops breathing.    
     
    However since a further term would allow his family rampaging Thamilnaadu let us vote him out of office this time.

  9. aduthavana kuttram sollurathu nippatitu, nee muthala munnuku vara paru……..

    avanta 2000 kodi sothu iruku,unta enna iruku…………..

    dmk va tituria ,aen admk um ethana oolala matirkanga teriyuma

    sudukatu kurai oolal

    62 kodi rupa oolal

    etc 

  10. dei thevdiay pasanale NALLA SEITHAAL NALLATHU THAPPU SEOTHAL THAPPUTHAANDAA,
    evanaa iruthaalum thappu thappu thaan

  11. தேர்தல் நெருங்கும் நேரத்தில் கூட்டணி கட்சியின் மிக முக்கியத்தலைவரின் தொலைக்காட்சியில் சோதனை என்பதை மனநிலை பாதிக்கப்பட்டவன் கூட நம்ப மறுப்பான் .உச்சநீதிமன்றத்துக்கு பதில் சொல்லும் நடவடிக்கையே தவிர உண்மை வெளிவருமா ,குற்றவாளிகள் தண்டிக்கப்படுவார்களா ?சந்தேகம் தான் . இல்லையெனில் இந்நேரம் கருணாநிதி வானத்துக்கும் ,பூமிக்குமாய் குதித்திருப்பார் , தமிழனின் ,தாழ்த்தப்பட்டவனின் மானம் போய்விட்டது என்று அறிக்கை விட்டு கூட்டணி மாற்றியிருப்பார் . அவரிடம் எந்த எதிர்வினையும் வெளிப்படவில்லை .இது மத்தியஅரசின் நாடகத்தின் அடுத்த காட்சி

  12. Sounds like you are a DMK person. Its a shame that you dont care that Indian Taxpayers are looted about $40billion. Stop the DMK vs ADMK nonsense. Karunanidhi and his family and the DMK party are the most corrrupt in India. They have amassed so much wealth that you and me can never even imagine in our life times. Hopefully people like you will change and Justice will prevail in Tamil Nadu.

  13. Stop admiring Corrupt politicans. Karunanidhi has 10 pending criminal cases against him. I guess, you wouldnt admire him, if his son came and took the house away from you, his corrupt DMK mafia takes bribe from you for you running a store in Chennai and threatens you with DMK name if you wouldnt pay bribe to DMK police, DMK councillers etc. Its a shame that you admire this guy, who is not even educated and probably doesnt even know what is Administration. Hopefully people like you will change and Justice will prevail in Tamil Nadu and India will prosper. Go out of India and you will see how Karunanidhi is portrayed. He is the only politician in world who supports free stuff to people and killing productivity. A joker.

  14. I just said he is a hardworker. Except for that he is despicable. You misunderstood. I am witj other Thamilar on this issue.

  15. hmmm enna pesi enna nadaka pothu,…………
    ellam waste dhaan……………
    ELLARUM SELFISH DHAAN
    evlo peru comments kodukuringa.but.yaaruma step edukala………
    ellam pesurathuku dhaan laiku vera onnum pudunga mudiyathu
    india va nenachale bayama iruku…………..
    INDIA IS NOT A POOR COUNTRY BUT INDIANS ARE POOR……..
    I DO AGREE WITH THIS QUOTE………….

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