Two days after the Central Bureau of Investigation special court dismissed their bail applications, DMK MP Kanimozhi and three others arrested for their alleged roles in the 2G scam, moved the Delhi high court for bail.
Besides Kanimozhi, the three others who moved the high court against a special court order denying them bail, are DMK-run Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar and Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal.
Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK supremo Karunanidhi, has been lodged in Tihar jail since May 20. She was denied bail on Thursday by the trial court, despite the CBI not objecting to pleas for bail by her and four others.
Special judge OP Saini denied them bail, saying the charges against them are of grave nature and the CBI's concession of not objecting their bail pleas was of "no consequence in the eyes of law".
The accused have been in jail for the last five to nine months. Denying bail to Kanimozhi, the court had also rejected her plea — on the grounds of being a woman — saying that she “belongs to upper echelons of society and is also a member of Parliament” and cannot be suffering on account of being a woman.