As the effluent starts wafting towards the exhaust fan, journalists and media houses are sliding deeper down into the the 2G spectrum allocation scam that has already claimed a politician and two bureaucrats.
A day after the arrest of the disgraced former telecom minister, A. Raja, The Times of India reports that the enforcement director (ED) that is probing the money trail in the scam has traced “an investment of Rs 206 crore to a TV channel in southern India.”
“The money, ED sources said, was routed through a tax haven and parked in a fisheries firm in Maharashtra and a Mumbai-based event management company before being diverted to a TV channel in south India.”
In The Economic Times, Rohini Singh and John Samuel Raja D name names.
They reveal how the Bombay real estate firm DB Realty transferred Rs 214 crore to the Tamil television channel, Kalaignar TV, which is owned by the third wife of Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi and his daughter, Kanimozhi.
Meanwhile, cartoonists have just begun dipping their quills in vitriol against the charkhas, the spin-meisters.
Cartoon: courtesy R. Prasad/ Mail Today
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