New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi and four others have been granted bail in the 2G scam case. The Delhi High Court granted bail on Monday to five accused while directing them to equip two sureties of Rs 5 lakh each and ordering them that they cannot leave the country.
Other than Kanimozhi the other accused, who have been granted bail comprise Cineyug founder Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV’s MD Sharath Kumar, Kusegaon directors Asif Balwa and Rajeev Agarwal.
The court ordered that the bail bond will have to be taken to the trial court in Patiala House, and the release order will be issued to Tihar Jail, where the accused are stuck after furnishing of the bail bond.
However, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura has not been granted bail as his application was conflicting by the CBI. Justice Shali reserved the order on Behura’s bail application.
The CBI had not opposed the bail applications approved bail of Kanimozhi and Morani in the trial court. Kanimozhi has been in judicial custody in the 2G scam since May 20.
The Supreme Court had on Nov 23 granted bail to five corporate executives in the first set of bail granted in the mutli-crore telecom spectrum scam, which according to a Comptroller and Auditor General report caused a loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crores to the state exchequer.
Former telecom minister A Raja and Kanimozhi along with 12 other people and three companies have been accused in the 2G scam case. They have been charged under Indian Penal Code Section 409.