Kanimozhi, Sharad Kumar move high court for bail

May 23rd, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar, currently in Tihar jail in connection with the 2G spectrum scam, Monday moved the Delhi High Court for bail.

Kumar and Kanimozhi’s lawyer Aristotle said: “I have just filed the bail application for Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar before the Delhi High Court.”

The two were taken into judicial custody and sent to Tihar May 20 after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here rejected Kanimozhi and Kumar’s bail plea citing “the magnitude of the crime”.

CBI had named Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi, and Sharad Kumar as co-onspirators in its April 25 supplementary chargesheet after it traced an illegal money trail of Rs.214 crore in the scam.

Co-accused and currently in Tihar jail are former communications minister A. Raja, his aide R.K. Chandolia, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa, Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom and Sanjay Chandra of Unitech, two officials of ADAG, Gautam Doshi and Hari Nair. A third ADAG official Surendra Pipara has also been named and is undergoing treatment for a heart problem in hospital.

Earlier in the day, a special CBI court dismissed the bail application of co-accused, Cineyug film’s Karim Morani, asking him to appear before the court Tuesday.

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