New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed its second chargesheet in the 2G spectrum allocation case naming Kanimozhi, the daughter of DMK supremo Karunanidhi who holds a 20 percent stake in Kalaignar TV Channel.

However, the chargesheet did not mention Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal who holds a majority stake (60 per cent) in the Kalaignar TV. On the issue of sparing Dayalu Ammal’s name, the CBI said she is an 81-year-old woman who speaks only Tamil and is a ‘sleeping partner’ in the company.

The political observers believe the CBI move to implicate Kanimozhi and spare her mother in the 2G scam is a tacit step to save the DMK-Congress alliance.

Meanwhile,Congress is confident that an annoyed Karunandhi will not disrupt the alliance over the issue due to ‘ compulsion of the alliance government .The party has also washed its hands off the responsibility by directing the CBI’s step in the name of Supreme Court.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, “The investigation is going under the surveillance of the Apex Court and if it is dissatisfied with the probe or the chargesheet, it will take necessary steps.”

By refusing to comment further, he said the government has no role to play in the probe as the SC has also directed government’s counsel Venugopal to take instructions from the CBI and not from the Centre.

Dismissing claims of any trouble in the DMK-Congress alliance, Tewari said, “the alliance between the two parties is based on political compulsions,” while giving a hint at the upcoming results of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls where it would be difficult for the DMK to form government on its own.

However, the CBI move of not naming Dayalu in the chargesheet is likely to create troubles for the UPA government and the agency.

“At first , Dayalu’s name had been included in the chrgesheet but some senior officials of CBI decided to withdraw ” said CBI sources.

The agency took a similar decision in the Taj Corridor case when it had removed Mayawati’s name from the final chargesheet, and later included her name after the Supreme Court rapped it. Similarly, the CBI withdrew Keshav Mahindra’s name in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy case.

(JPN/ Bureau)