Kanimozhi, Sharad Kumar’s bail order reserved (Second Lead)May 30th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Delhi High court Monday reserved its order on the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
Justice Ajit Bharihoke said: “The order on the bail application of accused Kanimozhi and Kumar is reserved.”
The court asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit the original documents showing the allegedly illegal transaction of Rs.200 crore from D.B. Realty Limited to Kalaignar TV.
Kanimozhi’s mother Rajathi Ammal and senior DMK leader T.R. Baalu were also present in the court.
Arguing on behalf of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, counsel Aftab Alam said the five corporate honchos whose bail pleas were rejected by the court earlier were the main accused involved in the spectrum allocation.
“As far as my clients are concerned, we are not the allottees of the spectrum,” said Alam.
He said that his clients were neither involved in any crime nor were aware of the transaction of the money. “Transfer of money to Kalaignar TV was just a coincidence,” he said.
Opposing the plea, special public prosecutor U.U. Lalit said that “the money which was transferred to Kalaignar TV has come from Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa and his partner Vinod Goenka”.
“Swan Telecom was the main beneficiary in the whole episode. They have abused the power of a public servant,” said Lalit, appearing for the CBI.
Lalit said that Kanimozhi’s step mother Dayalu Ammal stated that she did not understand any language other than Tamil and she was also not keeping good health, therefore, she stepped down from the company.
“Hence, it is proved that the Kalaignar TV was owned by Kanimozhi and Kumar,” he said, adding that Kanimozhi was the active brain in running this company.
Kanimozhi and Kumar were taken into custody and sent to Tihar Jail May 20 after a special CBI court here rejected their bail pleas citing “the magnitude of the crime”.
Meanwhile, a co-accused and Cineyug Film’s founder Karim Morani was sent to jail Monday by a Delhi court which dismissed his bail plea.
The CBI named Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar as co-conspirators in its April 25 supplementary charge sheet after it traced an illegal money trail of Rs.200 crore in the scam to Kalaignar TV, majority-owned by the family of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi.
The charge sheet also named two directors of company Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt. Ltd.
Other co-accused in Tihar Jail are former communications minister A. Raja, his aide R.K. Chandolia, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka and Sanjay Chandra of Unitech Wireless and three officials of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG).
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