'Court right in denying bail to Kanimozhi’: Swami

New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy, who had approached court in the 2G scam case, on Thursday described the denial of bail to DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others as a "correct decision" since they had committed "crime against the nation". He said one cannot compare the case of Kanimozhi and others with former Goldman Sachs executive Rajat Gupta getting bail in a case in the United States.

"This is a correct decision. The CBI was pressurised to take a ridiculous stand of not objecting to bail applications of certain people while objecting to others," Swamy told reporters here. He said courts had held that bail is a rule and jail is an exception. "In this case, jail is an exception because they committed a crime against the nation. Rajat Gupta's crime was not a crime against nation and it was just a case of manipulation. This is much more serious crime.

"These people looted the country," he alleged. His comments came as a Delhi court today dismissed bail pleas of Kanimozhi and seven others in the 2G spectrum allocation case with Special Judge O P Saini saying the charges levelled against them were of "very serious nature."