Diwali in jail for Kanimozhi, Yeddyurappa; Amar goes home

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    Diwali in jail for Kanimozhi, Yeddyurappa; Amar goes home - The Economic Times

    NEW DELHI/BANGALORE: Home at Diwali for one, behind bars for the others. Of the nine people, in jail for alleged involvement in corruption, only former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh got bail Monday while DMK MP Kanimozhi and six others arrested in the 2G scam as well as former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned themselves to a dark festival of lights.

    The cases of the high profile personalities arrested in various cases of graft - Amar Singh for the 2008 cash-for-votes scandal in parliament, Kanimozhi and six others for the 2G spectrum allotment scam and Yeddyurappa for land deals, came up Monday.

    While the Delhi High Court gave an ailing Amar Singh a reprieve, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court took up the case of the seven 2G accused and decided to reserve bail orders till Nov 3. The Karnataka High Court put off Yeddyurappa's plea till Oct 28.

    Diwali is on Wednesday.

    The CBI told Special Court Judge O.P. Saini that it had no objection to bail being given to Kanimozhi, directors of Kusegaon Asif Balwa and Rajeev B. Agarwal, Cineyug Film's Karim Morani and Kalaignar TV's managing director Sharad Kumar.

    However, the investigating agency opposed bail for Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa and R.K. Chandolia, who was the secretary of former telecom minister A. Raja, who has also been jailed in the case.

    Kanimozhi, 43, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi's daughter, who has been in jail since May 20, was charged along with other 16 accused, including Raja, with criminal breach of trust amongst other things.

    It could become a political hot potato with Karunanidhi, a key ally of the ruling Congress, last week meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. The DMK was hopeful that she would be out on bail.

    "Kanimozhi should have got bail earlier... there is lot of politics behind the scene," DMK spokesperson T.K.S. Elangovan told IANS.

    The case, entrusted to the CBI and involving award of scarce airwaves to new telecom players in 2007-08, is known commonly as the 2G (second generation spectrum allocation) case.

    Amar Singh's future was being decided at the same time as the CBI court was pronouncing its ruling.

    Observing that his health condition was "very critical", the Delhi High Court granted bail to the Rajya Sabha MP.

    "Keeping the medical reports of the petitioner (Amar Singh) into view, it seems to me that the health condition of the petitioner is very critical. Even the doctor had advised him not to go in a crowded area and remain in a very hygienic condition to avoid infection. Obviously, the jail is not such a place where the condition as required could be made available," Justice Suresh Kait observed.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    I tell you this those guys are not at all in remorse, you guys should see their body language. They deserve this type of treatment, i would like them to have same treatment, as given to all the residents of Tihar (no special treatment). BTW i have checked them few times in Delhi court, even taken a friend from here to see these thugs.
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    you are a lawyer, don't you :p
     

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