In the chargesheet, ED said that its investigation has revealed that the amount of Rs 200 crore was paid to Kalaignar TV by Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, promoters of Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL), using their group entity Dynamix Realty through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd (KFVPL) and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd (CFPL) in the "garb of legitimate financial transactions i.e. as loan/share application money".

The ED has named 10 individuals and nine companies as accused in the case for the offence of money laundering under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).     

The ED also named DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka as accused in the case.

Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd, Asif Balwa and Rajiv Aggarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, P Amirtham and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar have also been named as accused in the case.
    
Apart from STPL, ED also named as accused Kusegaon Realty Pvt Ltd (formerly known as Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd), Cineyug Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd (formerly known as Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd), Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd, Dynamix Realty, Eversmile Construction Company Pvt Ltd, Conwood Constructions and Developers (P) Ltd, DB Realty Ltd and Nihar Constructions Pvt Ltd.
    
Special CBI Judge OP Saini said he will decide on April 30 on the issue of taking cognizance of the chargesheet.

The charge sheet was filed by ED Special Public Prosecutor Naveen Kumar Matta who said that the agency has investigated the ‘flow of funds’ and they have found that money was laundered by these accused persons.

(JPN/Agencies)

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