2G scam: DMK MP Kanimozhi back in jail after SC rejects bail plea

Jun 20, 2011

Rajya Sabha MP and 2G co-accused K
Kanimozhi looks at a long haul in jail as the
Supreme Court – her last hope -- rejected
her bail plea in the spectrum case.
The bail plea of Sharad Kumar, the managing
director of Kalaignar TV, was also rejected.
The apex court asked Kanimozhi and Kumar
to approach CBI special court for bail after
charges were framed against them. The
Bench said the CBI court can thereafter
decide on their pleas, uninfluenced by the
earlier bail proceedings.
Kanimozhi and Kumar have been accused by
the Central Bureau of Investigation of being
involved in the illegal transaction of Rs 200
crore to Kalaignar TV which was alleged to
be a bribe given by a telecom operator that
benefitted in the scam.
The CBI has rubbished their claim that the
money was a loan to their television
channel. Both Kanimozhi and Kumar hold 20
per cent shares each in the channel.

A special Supreme Court Bench heard the
plea today after two judges recused
themselves from hearing the matter last
Kanimozhi made an impassioned plea for
her freedom but faced a tough time before
the Bench headed by Justice G S Singvi.
Singhvi has been monitoring the case from
the beginning and had asked searching
questions to the government on the role of
several influential people in the multi-crore
It was the last hope for DMK chief M
Karunanidhi's 43-year-old daughter
Kanimozhi, who has been in jail for almost a
month. Her plea for bail was rejected first by
the special CBI court and then by the Delhi
High Court.