The CBI has replied to the recent Supreme Court on its question about where the money allegedly paid to Kanimozhi as a bribe is located and how much is the loss caused by the 2G scam.
According to the 80-page affidavit filed by the CBI in the Supreme Court today, the Rs 214 crore bribe is now located in a bank account. It reiterated its earlier position that Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK patriarch Karunanidhi, was a key player in carrying out the 2G scam.
On the exact stage of the trial, the CBI told the Supreme Court that the special judge OP Saini is hearing the matter at the evidence stage.
The Supreme Court had asked the CBI to come out with these details after Kanimozhi approached it for bail, which is due for argument on Monday. Kanimozhi has repeatedly been denied bail by the lower courts, on the grounds that she may influence the witnesses if let out.
Unwilling to take CBI’s oral submissions about her culpability at face value, the Supreme Court had asked the investigation agency to give everything in black and white, including how big the scam was, where the ‘case property’ was etc..