Court defers Kanimozhi bail plea till May 20

NEW DELHI: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Saturday deferred till May 20 the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini had on May 7 reserved his order on the bail applications of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, MD and CEO of Kalaignar TV after hearing extensive arguments advanced by noted criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani who, citing the chargesheet, blamed former telecom minister A Raja for the offence attributed to the daughter of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi.

The CBI has accused her of conspiring with Raja. She has also been charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act for taking bribe through Kalaignar TV–a channel run by the ruling DMK — in which the bribe of the 2G scam was routed.

Kanimozhi and Kumar hold 20 per cent stake each in the Kalaignar TV while Karunanidhi`s wife Dayalu Ammal, who holds the remaining 60 percent share in the broadcasting channel, has been made a witness.