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Arguments on Raja, Kanimozhi bail plea on May 30

india Updated: May 28, 2014 20:18 IST
HT Correspondent
2G spectrum scam

A court will hear on Friday arguments on the bail applications of A Raja, Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, accused of money laundering in a case relating to 2G spectrum scam.

Special CBI Judge OP Saini said this after special public prosecutor UU Lalit informed the court that he would file the replies on the bail pleas on May 30.

All the accused, with the exception of Ammal, appeared before the court for the hearing. The counsel appearing for the accused told the court that scrutiny of documents filed by Enforcement Directorate was underway as they have not yet received the complete sets of papers filed along with the charge sheet.

The ED was directed to supply all the documents to the accused during the day itself and the defence counsel was asked to complete the scrutiny by May 30.

Ammal was granted exemption from personal appearance on health grounds after her counsel said she was not feeling well.

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Aggarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar and P Amirtham had on May 26 appeared before the court in pursuance to the summons issued against them and had moved their bail pleas.

They were summoned as accused by the court which had taken cognisance of the ED's charge sheet filed against 19 accused--- 10 individuals and nine companies.

The case relates to the 2G scam in which the DMK-run Kalaignar TV was allegedly paid Rs 200 crore by the promoters of Swan Telecom.

The ED has claimed the transaction of Rs 200 crore, which was allegedly paid to Kalaignar TV, was "not genuine" and it was a "bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group companies".

The ED had earlier told the court that its probe into the case emanates from the 2G scam and the accused had allegedly conspired and committed the scheduled.