2G scam: Kanimozhi’s bail plea rejected by Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar , both named co-conspirators in the 2G spectrum case. The court said that Kanimozhi may be in a position to influence the 2G probe.
Kanimozhi, the daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, and Kumar have been in Tihar Jail since May 20 when a special Central Bureau of Investigation court here dismissed their bail pleas.

Justice Ajit Bharihoke, who had reserved his orders on May 30 after hearing detailed arguments on their bail applications, pronounced his orders today.

Justice Bharihoke had recently dismissed bail pleas of five corporate honchos, including Unitech Group MD Sanjay Chandra and Reliance ADAG MD Gautam Doshi in the case, saying there were chances that they may influence the witnesses.

Kanimozhi, the 43-year-old daughter of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi and Kumar were named by CBI for allegedly receiving a kick back to tune of Rs 200 crore.

Both Kanimozhi and Kumar have 20 per cent stake each in Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd which allegedly received Rs 200 crore through a “circuitous” route from Shahid Balwa promoted D B Realty.

DMK chief’s wife Dayalu Ammal, who has been left out of the list of accused, owns remaining 60 per cent shares in the channel.

Kanimozhi and Kumar had moved the high court on May 23 challenging the trial court’s order which had rejected their bail pleas saying the offence attributed to them was grave and the possibility of influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out.