The Supreme Court today dismissed the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum case.
A special Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and B.S. Chauhan asked the two accused to wait till framing of charges before approaching the special CBI court for regular bail.
The Supreme Court said the CBI court can thereafter decide their bail pleas uninfluenced by the earlier bail proceedings.
The Supreme Court decision to reject the bail would mean that Ms. Kanimozhi and Mr. Kumar will continue to cool their heels in jail till the time the charges are framed.
The court dismissed the bail application after hearing the CBI and counsel for the accused for over one-and-a-half hour.
During the arguments, the CBI opposed Ms. Kanimozhi’s plea, saying the original documents regarding the illegal financial transaction of Rs 200 crore to DMK family-run Kalaignar TV is yet to be recovered and the accused might tamper with evidence if released on bail.