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2G scam case: Kanimozhi walks out of Tihar Jail

New Delhi, Tue, 29 Nov 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Nov. 29 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament Kanimozhi, who was sent to Jail in May this year for her alleged role in the 2G spectrum scam, walked out of the Tihar Jail here on Tuesday evening.


The latest developments came a day after the Delhi High Court granted bail to 43-year-old Kanimozhi along with four others accused in the 2G scam case.


According to reports, Kanimozhi is likely to head to Chennai for a few days, where her party, the DMK, has plans to celebrate her release.


The DMK had earlier on Monday welcomed the decision of the court to grant bail to its lawmaker.


"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 on Monday.


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


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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