New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lawmaker Kanimozhi and directed her to go back to the special court to apply for bail in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
The apex court had reserved its order on the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar in this case earlier in the day.
A bench of Justices G S Singhvi and B S Chauhan reserved the verdict after hearing arguments for the accused and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for one-and-a-half hour.
During the arguments, Kanimozhi's counsel submitted that she will abide by any condition that may be imposed by the court while granting bail to her. The counsel also said that she should not be deprived of her son's company.
The CBI, which has accused the DMK lawmaker of accepting a 214-crore kickback from the 2G scam, had opposed her bail plea in the apex court on June 17.
The investigating agency had filed an 80-page affidavit in the apex court in this regard.
The Supreme Court, earlier on June 13, adjourned Kanimozhi's bail plea till June 20 in the 2G scam case.
The apex court bench had then also issued notice to the CBI asking it to file its response on the bail plea of Kanimozhi by June 20.
She was arrested on May 20 after a special Delhi court dismissed her bail plea.
The CBI had claimed that Kanimozhi lobbied for Raja to become a Union Cabinet minister. The CBI also argued that Asif Balwa, who is the director of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd was the front man in the entire scam.
The agency presented before the court, details of the Rs 200 crore transactions by the Kalaignar TV.
The CBI said that a total number of 16 bank accounts were used in the transactions. The money first came from DB Realty to Kusegaon. It then went to Cineyug Film Company from where it was routed to Kalaignar TV.
Kanimozhi has been charged under Sections 7 and 11 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The chargesheet said the investigation into the case disclosed that money had travelled from DB Realty to Kalaignar TV.
The supplementary chargesheet filed by the investigating agency has also named as co-accused Sharad Kumar, Karim Morani of Cineyug Films, and Asif Balwa and Rajiv B Agarwal of Kusegaon Realty. (ANI)