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2G case: Delhi HC to hear Kanimozhi's bail plea on Friday

Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 13:30

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will hear the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and five other accused in 2G case on Friday.

"All the bail applications would be heard tomorrow at 10.30 AM," Justice V K Shali said on Thursday.

The accused, who included former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura and filmmaker Karim Morani, had pleaded that their bail applications should come up today itself but the court said they will be taken up tomorrow, advancing the date of their hearing from December one.

Others whose bail pleas will be heard on Friday are DMK-run Kaliagnar TV MD Sharad Kumar and private firm Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajeev Agarwal.

Encouraged by the Supreme Court order granting bail to five corporate executives in the 2G case on Wednesday, DMK MP Kanimozhi and five other accused had moved the Delhi high court for early hearing of their bail plea.
The accused had moved the high court challenging the November 3 order of the special court denying them the bail.

In her bail plea, Kanimozhi's counsel senior advocate Altaf Ahmed had contended that the trial court has ignored the CBI's willingness to allow bail to the five accused (Kanimozhi, Kumar, Asif, Rajiv and Morani).

He had pointed out that the apex court earlier, while denying her the bail, had granted her the liberty to move the trial court for it after framing of charges.

The senior counsel had also reiterated that Kanimozhi was not a direct beneficiary of the alleged scam and the Rs 200 crore transaction from Shahid Balwa's DB Group to DMK-run Kalaignar TV was a valid "inter-corporate deposit". Former telecom minister A Raja is also hoping for an early release from Tihar.

DMK supremo Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi has been in Tihar Jail since her arrest on May 20.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 08:56
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