Court defers Morani's interim bail plea
The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on the interim bail plea of Cineyug Films founder Karim Morani, who is in jail for alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum case.delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2011 19:51 IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved its order on the interim bail plea of Cineyug Films founder Karim Morani, who is in jail for alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum case.
Justice Ajit Bharihoke said, "The order on the plea is reserved."
Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for Morani, said, "My client has a history of disease relating to coronary arteries and he be granted an interim bail for four weeks to consult his doctors."
"Do you want to say that those who are suffering from such ailments could have a licence to commit offence and remain out on bail," the court asked.
"Earlier, you withdrew your petition for grant of regular bail and now the application for interim bail. What actually (does) it mean," asked the court.
"I will surrender after consulting my doctors," said Luthra responding on behalf of Morani.
The court June 23 directed Tihar Jail authorities to submit a fresh medical report on Morani, who sought interim bail on grounds of poor health. The plea was deferred thereafter.
He was admitted to the GB Pant Hospital June 23 and discharged the next day.
The Central Bureau of Investigation named Morani as a co-conspirator in a charge sheet after it traced an illegal money trail of Rs 214 crore in the scam.
Morani first appeared in the trial court on May 24, a day after his anticipatory bail was dismissed.