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Kani's bail: Karunanidhi questions democracy

india Updated: Nov 10, 2011 21:59 IST

DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi on Thursday said justice is being delayed to his daughter Kanimozhi by not letting her out on bail, putting a question mark on Indian democracy.

Citing the denial of bail and that legal experts have voiced concern over denial of bail to Kanimozhi by the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, Karunanidhi said in a statement issued here that democracy was in peril.

Kanimozhi has been lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail in the 2G spectrum scam since May 20, charged by the CBI as a co-conspirator in the mega scam involving spectrum allocation.

The DMK chief said even the Supreme Court had stated that people like her are free to file bail applications after charges are framed.

He wondered whether any ideological or other inferences are hindering the bail for Kanimozhi seen in the context of views of legal experts and the apex court.

Terming judiciary as one of the main pillars of democracy, Karunanidhi said if they are hesitant to protect the law then apprehensions will arise in the minds of people about Indian democracy and its future.

He said investigations in the 2G case are over, charges have been framed and trial is set to commence.

Even after the CBI had submitted that it had no objection to granting of bail the accused are languishing in jail, the DMK leader said.

Referring to his daughter's petition for bail in the Delhi high court which has adjourned the case to December 1, Karunanidhi hoped that she would get justice there.