A court here on Tuesday issued a warrant for release of 6 accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam, including DMK MP Kanimozhi.
Besides Ms. Kanimozhi, those for whom the release warrant was issued are Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, Bollywood filmmaker Karim Morani and Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Rajiv Aggarwal and Asif Balwa. All of them are lodged in Tihar jail.
Although Ms. Kanimozhi, Mr. Kumar, Mr. Morani, Mr. Asif and Mr. Rajiv were granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Monday, they could furnish their bail bond before Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini only on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, the court granted bail to Shahid Balwa after CBI chose not to oppose his plea in wake of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court orders granting bail to other co-accused.
After today’s order only three out of 14 accused persons -- former Telecom Minister A. Raja, former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura and Raja’s former Private Secretary R.K. Chandolia -- in the 2G scam will remain in jail.
The Supreme Court had on November 23 freed on bail five corporate executives -- Unitech Limited’s MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom’s Director Vinod Goenka and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group’s executives Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and Surrendra Pipara.
All the accused, who were given bail, have been asked to surrender their passports to the trial court and not to leave the country without its permission and to attend the court everyday.