The Supreme Court on Monday gave interim bal to former Union minister Sukhram.
A bench headed by justice P Sathasivam also issued notice to the CBI and clarified that its order on bail would operate till January 16, the day when the court would take up Sukhram's bail application for further hearing.
The 86-year-old former telecom minister had surrendered before a trial court on Saturday to serve his three year sentence in the 1993 telecom scam case. But soon after reaching Tihar jail, Sukhram was admitted to ICU of Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital.
The SC also granted interim bail to former bureaucrat Runi Ghosh and Hyderabad-based businessman P Rama Rao.
It also asked the trial court to impose requisite bail conditions on the three who have also challenged the Delhi high court verdict holding them guilty of corruption in the 19-year-old scam.
Counsel for the trio submitted before the court that their clients had been on bail for last 20 years and there was no fear of them running away.