New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the plea of DMK Member of Parliament (MP) Kanimozhi's close aide and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharath Kumar, seeking quashing of charges framed against him in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Sharath Kumar moved the High Court against the order of the special CBI judge that framed charges against him in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The CBI had accused Sharath Kumar of taking bribe of Rs.200 crore as "reward for undue favours" shown by former telecom minister A. Raja in the 2G licence allocation to Swan Telecom in connivance of other public servants.

The CBI had also alleged that Sharath Kumar used to look into the day-to-day affairs of Kalaignar TV in which 60 percent stake was held by former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, and 20 percent by Kanimozhi. The supplementary charge sheet filed by the CBI April 25 named Sharath Kumar, Kanimozhi, and Cineyug Films' founder Karim Morani with two others.Justice M.L. Mehta sought a reply from the investigating agency by May 10, the next date of hearing.

(Agencies)

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