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Kanimozhi, four others get bail in 2G case

New Delhi , Mon, 28 Nov 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament Kanimozhi and four others accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.


Apart from Kanimozhi, the other accused who have been granted bail include Cineyug founder Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV's MD Sharath Kumar, Kusegaon directors Asif Balwa and Rajeev Agarwal.


However, the Court has reserved the order on ex-Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura's bail plea.


Kanimozhi was instead at the trial court headed by Judge OP Saini who is handling the telecom trial against her and 13 others, including and former telecom minister A Raja.


All the accused have been charged under Section 409 of the Indian Penal Code, which hands a minimum punishment of seven years and a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.


They also stand accused under Sections 120B (Criminal Conspiracy), 42 (Cheating), 468 (Forgery for Purpose of Cheating) and 471 (Using as Genuine a Forged Document) of the Indian penal Code. Under the Prevention of Corruption Act, the accused have been charged under Sections 7, 11, 12 and 13.


The telecom scam, one of India's biggest graft cases ever, may have cost 39.57 billion dollars in revenue to the public exchequer as per the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). (ANI)


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