Enforcement Directorate wants passport details and income tax returns
May, 10th 2011
A day before the special court in the 2G scam gives its order on her bail plea, daughter of Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi will provide financial details to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is investigating her on the charges of money laundering.
She has been summoned by the ED to appear before it on May 13.
The ED has sought details of her passport, companies in which she holds stake, any remittance she received from outside India or sent out of India and income tax returns filed by her since January 1, 2007. She has been summoned under the prevention of money laundering act (PMLA).
The ED has also asked Kanimozhi to furnish her foreign travel details. According to ED investigators, all these details have been sought to check whether she received any "crime proceed" in the 2G scam or acquired any asset with 2G scam tainted money.
If it comes to light during investigation that she has acquired any asset with the scam money, the PMLA provides for the attachment of the asset.
Similar details have been sought from managing director of the Kalaignar TV and her co-accused in the scam Sharad Kumar on May 12.
Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar have to appear before the special court in the 2G scam case every day till the judge OP Saini decides on their bail applications on May 14.
They have to sit in the court till the time it adjourns for the day. Therefore it seems unlikely that they can comply with summons in person. But ED sources clarified that they can send their authorised representatives to comply with summons.