Encouraged by the Supreme Court order granting bail to five corporate executives in the 2G case on Wednesday, DMK MP Kanimozhi and five other accused, moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday for early hearing of their bail application. Their plea is expected to come up before the court on Thursday.
Shortly after the Supreme Court order in the morning, counsel for the accused approached the High Court registry for early listing of the matter which is now scheduled to be heard on December 1 by Justice V K Shali.
Apart from Kanimozhi, others who have pleaded for bail are former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, DMK-run Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar and Bollywood filmmaker Karim Morani, Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd.
The accused had moved the high court challenging the November 3 order of the special court denying them the bail. In her bail plea, Kanimozhi's counsel senior advocate Altaf Ahmed had contended that the trial court has ignored the CBI's willingness to allow bail to the five accused (Kanimozhi, Kumar, Asif, Rajiv and Morani).
DMK supremo Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi has been in Tihar Jail since her arrest on May 20.
(With PTI inputs)