HC notice to CBI on bail plea of Kanimozhi

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the CBI on the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum case.

"Issue notice to the CBI for May 30," Justice Ajit Bharihoke, who yesterday dismissed the bail pleas of five corporate honchos in the case, said.

The court also asked the probe agency to file a status report detailing the stage of investigation and the judicial proceedings in the case on the next date of hearing.

Kanimozhi, the 43-year-old daughter of DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi, and Sharad Kumar had approached the high court yesterday with their bail applications after the special CBI court order their "forthwith" arrest on May 20.

Rejecting their bail applications, the special court had said that the offence attributed to them was grave and the possibility of influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out.

Kanimozhi, who sought bail in the Special Court on ground of being a woman, had approached the high court seeking relief citing the need to look after her school-going child who is devoid of the care of his father working abroad.

"The petitioner (Kanimozhi) is having a single school- going child to be taken care of. Her husband is employed abroad and the court should grant bail to her," said the bail plea, filed by the daughter of the DMK patriarch through advocates V G Pragasam, S J Aristotle and Sudarshan Rajan.

Kanimozhi and Kumar were named in the CBI charge sheet for allegedly receiving a kick back to tune of Rs 200 crore.