2G scam: Kanimozhi to move Delhi HC for bail

A day after Kanimozhi`s arrest, the DMK MP looked calm and composed before the special court.

Last Updated: May 21, 2011, 22:14 PM IST

New Delhi: Kanimozhi, DMK MP and daughter
of M Karunanidhi, arrested in connection with the 2G spectrum
case, will move the Delhi High Court for bail, her lawyer said on Saturday.

Senior advocate Shanmugasundaram told reporters that
the order of the Special CBI court rejecting her bail plea
will be challenged in the High Court during the course of next
week.

He cited the remarks of Special CBI Judge O P Saini
appreciating the "dignified" conduct of Kanimozhi.

A day after her arrest, the DMK MP on Saturday looked calm
and composed before the special court during the day-long
proceedings.

She was escorted to the courtroom by women constables,
and did not talk much while she sat next to her husband
Aravindan during the hearing.

Kanimozhi, dressed in the same orange `salwar-suit`
which she wore yesterday, has been lodged in jail number 6 at
Tihar.

Kanimozhi`s minor son Adithyan, her mother Rajathi
Ammal and other relatives met her when she appeared before
Special CBI Judge OP Saini.

While she was being taken to the lock-up room, Rajathi
Ammal, who was in tears, was asked to stay back.

Kanimozhi caressed Adithyan who, along with Aravindan,
walked with her till the lockup room.

The court had rejected the bail applications of
Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, MD and CEO of Kalaignar TV, saying
the offence was grave and the possibility of witnesses being
influenced cannot be ruled out.

The court, meanwhile, deferred to May 24 the orders on
the bail plea of Asif Balwa and Rajiv Aggarwal, the directors
of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Ltd.

Balwa and Aggarwal are accused of playing key roles in
the transfer of Rs 200 crore bribe to Kalaignar TV through
various firms promoted by Shahid Usman Balwa.

On that day, the court would also pronounce its order
on the bail of Shahid Balwa.

Meanwhile, senior Reliance ADAG officials, Gautam
Doshi and Hari Nair, sought a direction to jail authorities
that they be taken for medical examination for using
orthopedic mattresses inside.

Earlier, the court had allowed them to carry the
mattresses but as per the jail rules, the accused are to be
examined in a hospital.

The court said they can go to the hospital on any day
for the medical examination.

PTI