The Supreme Court on Monday asked the CBI to explain on what basis it took the decision not to oppose the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and four others in the 2G scam.
A bench of Justices GS Singhvi and HL Dattu asked the Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval to make a statement regarding this before it on Tuesday. The order came after the other accused in the case pleaded that the probe agency should treat them on equal footing as far as bail was concerned.
The court was hearing the bail pleas of five corporate honchos who pleaded that they should be released as there was no chance of them tampering with the evidence.
The CBI opposed the bail pleas of Unitech Wireless’ MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom’s director Vinod Goenka and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group’s executives Hari Nair, Gautam Doshi and Surrendra Pipara.
The agency on October 24 didn’t oppose the bail pleas of Kanimozhi, Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Asif Balwa, Rajiv Agarwal and producer Karim Morani before a CBI court.