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2G scam case: Kanimozhi gets bail, DMK welcomes Delhi HC verdict

New Delhi, Mon, 28 Nov 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Nov. 28 (ANI): The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday welcomed the Delhi High Court's verdict that granted bail to its lawmaker Kanimozhi in connection with the 2G spectrum scam case.


"We are very happy that, even though delayed, she is now released on bail. There are procedures to be followed. The High Court has ordered bail, now that the lower court has to fulfil those conditions before letting her go. Now remaining are just procedures," said DMK spokesperson T K S Elangovan.


The Delhi High Court earlier in the day granted bail to Kanimozhi along with four others accused in the 2G scam case.


Apart from Kanimozhi, the other accused granted bail in the case 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 and five others had moved the high court on November 23 for advancing the hearing of their bail pleas, shortly after the Supreme Court had granted bail to five corporate executives-Unitech Limited MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan Telecom Director Vinod Goenka and Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group executives Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara.


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).


Former Telecom Minister A. Raja was sacked in November last year and later arrested after being charged with giving away telecom licences in 2008 for a pittance, at meagre prices of 2001 in the CAG report. (ANI)


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