DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's daughter and party MP Kanimozhi, arrested for her alleged role in 2G spectrum allocation scam, on Friday moved a Delhi court for bail, her second attempt to get the relief.
Lodged in Tihar jail since May 20 following rejection of her bail plea by special judge O P Saini, Kanimozhi approached his court for bail a day after the court breached its self-imposed deadline to frame charges in the case. The court listed her bail plea for hearing on October 1.
While refusing bail to various 2G scam accused, the Supreme Court had earlier asked them to move the trial court for bail after framing of charges in the case.
While pleading innocence, 43-year-old Kanimozhi also prayed for bail on account of her being a woman MP and the mother of a school-going child. She moved the court for bail along with Kalaignar TV CEO Sharad Kumar.
Kanimozhi approached the court pleading that neither she nor DMK-run Kalaignar TV received spectrum licence and that she was not the beneficiary of the "loan transaction of Rs 200 crore" in the 2G scam either.
"The petitioner (Kanimozhi) has no role in the alleged conspiracy in allocation of UAS licence, valuable and scarce spectrum in various telecom circles and other undue favours to Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (accused in the case) during 2007-2008 etc," said the bail plea filed on behalf of Kanimozhi.
"Neither she nor Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd is a beneficiary of spectrum licence either," said the bail plea filed by her counsel V G Pragasam and S J Aristotle.