DMK MP Kanimozhi and five others accused in the second generation (2G) spectrum allocation case on Wednesday moved the Delhi high court for early hearing of their bail applications.
The move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court granting bail to five corporate executives co-accused in the case -- Sanjay Chandra of Unitech Wireless, Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom and Reliance Group's Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair. With the five getting bail, nine people are now behind bars.
Besides Kanimozhi, Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar, Cineyug Films' Karim Morani, Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajiv B. Agarwal, along with former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura have moved bail applications, slated for a Dec 1 hearing.
Their applications are likely to taken up on Thursday.
Citing the Supreme Court order, Kanimozhi stated in her plea that keeping her in custody for some more days would be a violation of her fundamental rights; she should be granted bail as even the investigating agency was not opposing her plea.
Earlier this month, the high court had issued notice to the CBI seeking its response on bail applications of the six by Dec 1.