A court in New Delhi on Friday concluded recording of defence witnesses' statement in a money laundering case related to 2G spectrum allocation and fixed it for June 1 for hearing the final argument.
Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge O.P. Saini recorded the statement of Mitesh Vinay Kant Kurani, chief financial officer, Cineyug Media and Entertainment (P) Limited, Mumbai.
"Defence evidence of all 19 accused stands closed. Put up the matter for final arguments on June 1," the court said.
The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that around Rs. 200 crores were paid by the promoters of Swan Telecom, using their group firm Dynamix Realty, to Kalaignar TV via Kusegaon and Cineyug in the garb of a legitimate financial transaction.
The chargesheet said the payment was illegal gratification for, and on behalf of, former communications minister A. Raja and his associates in lieu of illegal favours to Swan Telecom for the grant of a telecom licence.
The court on October 31 last year framed charges of money laundering against Raja, his party colleague and DMK parliamentarian Kanimozhi, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and others.