2G case: Morani’s plea for interim bail rejected

July 19th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A Delhi Court Tuesday rejected the interim bail plea of Cineyug Films founder Karim Morani, who is in jail for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.

Justice Ajit Bharihoke said, “No case is made for interim bail.”

Justice Bharihoke July 14 reserved his order on Morani’s application for interim bail, saying: “The order on the plea is reserved.”

Seeking relief for Morani on health grounds, senior advocate Siddharth Luthra earlier said: “My client has a history of disease relating to coronary arteries and he be granted an interim bail for four weeks to consult his doctors.”

To this, the court asked: “Do you want to say that those who are suffering from such ailments could have a licence to commit offence and remain out on bail?”

The court June 23 directed Tihar Jail authorities to submit a fresh medical report on Morani. The plea was deferred thereafter.

Morani was admitted to the G.B. Pant Hospital June 23 and discharged the next day.

The Central Bureau of Investigation named Morani as a co-conspirator in a charge sheet after it traced an illegal money trail of Rs.214 crore in the scam.

Morani first appeared in the trial court May 24, a day after his anticipatory bail was dismissed.

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