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Hearing on bail pleas of Kanimozhi, others deferred

New Delhi: A Delhi court today deferred the arguments on the bail applications of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, accused in the 2G spectrum case, on their plea that they may be heard after the judge frames charges in the case.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini agreed to their plea and said the arguments on their bail applications can be heard on October 17 as it may frame charges against the accused by that time.

"I want to complete the process of framing of charges in the case by October 15. Fix the bail pleas of these two (Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar) for October 17," the judge said.

Senior advocates Sushil Kumar and Altaf Ahmed, appearing for Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, apprised the judge that they are bound to obey the order of the apex court which, while dismissing their bail pleas on June 20, had said that such applications could be taken up only after charges are framed in the case.

"The order of the Supreme Court was made on the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar and we are bound to obey it," senior counsel Ahmed said.

The court also deferred the arguments on the bail pleas of five other accused by October 3.

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