Supreme Court rejects Kanimozhi’s bail plea (Lead)

June 20th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday rejected the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar, who are in jail in connection with the 2G spectrum case.

However, an apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice B.S. Chauhan said that Kanimozhi can move for bail after the framing of charges by the trial court that is hearing the 2G case.

The court said that Kanimozhi can invoke Section 437 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which provides for a consideration in grant of bail to a woman accused under the age of 60.

The court said that the trial court will consider her petition without being influenced by the rejection of her earlier bail plea.

The trial court of CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini is in recess till July 4, after which it will resume hearing on the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2G case.

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