November 24th, 2011
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Kanimozhi bail plea consideration in Delhi High Court

kanimozhiNew Delhi: The Delhi High court is most likely to consider the application filed by DMK MP Kanimozhi and five others accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam seeking early hearing of their bail pleas.  In her application she has cited the Supreme Court ruling that granted bail to 5 corporate executives in relation to the 2G spectrum case yesterday.

Their move came in the wake of the Supreme Court granting bail to five corporate executives co-accused in the case – Unitech Wireless’ former MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom’s Director Vinod Goenka and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s executives Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and Surendra Pipara. After being granted bail, they walked out of Tihar Jail yesterday.

Kanimozhi has argued that keeping her in jail any longer is a violation of her fundamental rights. She says she should be granted bail as even the investigating agency was not opposing her plea.

The High Court is likely to take up the applications of Ms Kanimozhi and five others – Kalaignar TV chief Sharath Kumar, Cineyug Films’ Karim Morani, Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajiv B. Agarwal, and former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura – at around 10:30 am. Sources say their lawyers will ask the judge to hear the pleas today itself. The accused have challenged the Special Court’s November 3 order denying them bail. Their bail pleas are originally slated to be heard in the court on December 1.

Kanimozhi and former telecom minister A Raja, who celebrated Diwali behind bars this year, has not been granted bail so far. Kanimozhi, in particular, has been seen in tears on many occasions after the court denied her bail.


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