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Updated: June 11, 2011 03:25 IST

Kanimozhi moves Supreme Court for bail

J. Venkatesan
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DMK MP Kanimozhi (right) and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar at the Patiala House Court during the hearing of the 2G spectrum case in New Delhi. File Photo
The Hindu DMK MP Kanimozhi (right) and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar at the Patiala House Court during the hearing of the 2G spectrum case in New Delhi. File Photo

Denied bail by the Delhi High Court, DMK MP Kanimozhi and promoter and director of Kalaignar TV Sharad Kumar, both accused in the 2G spectrum case, moved the Supreme Court on Friday.

Both were remanded in judicial custody by the CBI special court on May 20 and since then they have been in the Tihar jail.

A special leave petition filed by counsel V.G. Pragasam assailed the High Court order, saying that the Rs. 200 crore received by Kalaignar TV was only a loan and it was repaid with interest. The SLP comes up for hearing before a vacation Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar on June 13.

It said the entire business transaction was transparent and the payment was made through bank. This transaction was imaginarily portrayed as receipt of bribe on the basis of belated and oral statements of obliged witnesses, it said.

The petitioners said that as they voluntarily appeared in court upon receipt of summons, they were protected from being remanded in custody, in view of the recent binding judgments of the High Court itself.

They denied any role in the alleged conspiracy in spectrum allocation.

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It must stop becoming standard procedure for accused to be released on bail pending investigation of grave offences. Such detention is very common even in liberal western countries. It is another matter that police in those countries are a 1000 times more efficient than ours and wrap up investigations in weeks if not months. I guarantee that we would not have seen the end of this 2G spectrum investigation even after 5 years.

from:  Vivek
Posted on: Jun 13, 2011 at 10:58 IST

She has been not covicted yet and according to law if bail is denied means justice denied to her.Even there is enough proof to convict her in corruption case she can not be held in jail and bail should be given to her.Only there is one place Guantanamo where bail is denied.

from:  gt
Posted on: Jun 11, 2011 at 06:57 IST
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