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A Delhi court today ordered "forthwith" the arrest of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar after rejecting their bail pleas in the 2G spectrum case.

"The bail applications are dismissed. Both the accused be taken into custody forthwith," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said.

The court directed that 43-year-old Kanimozhi and Kumar should be produced before it at 10 am tomorrow, when the case comes up for hearing.

The DMK MP, wearing an orange salwar suit, looked stunned after the CBI judge pronounced his order and was consoled by her family members, including her husband Aravindan.

DMK leaders, including its parliamentary party chief T R Baalu, were present in the court.

Minutes after the court pronounced its order, some of the DMK supporters broke down while others were seen making frantic calls.

The court in its 144-page order said that most of witnesses against the DMK MP are the employees of Kalaignar TV and hence the possibility of they being influenced cannot be ruled out.

"Considering the magnitude of the crime and the fact that many of the witnesses are employees of Kalaignar TV, there is every apprehension that the witnesses may be influenced, if the accused are released on bail," the CBI judge said.

The court also considered the "enormity" of the offence while rejecting the bail of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar.

"Considering the magnitude of the crime, nature and enormity of the allegations, character of evidence on record and the apprehension that the witnesses may be influenced in case the accused are released on bail, I have no hesitation in holding that both applicants/accused have failed to make out a prima facie case for bail. Bail applications are without merit and the same are dismissed," the judge said.

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  • mani Friday, 20 May 2011 04:26 PM

    correction please "money from indians' public property"

    Ajith Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:53 AM

    Sorry ajit, i guess u hv not following this properly. Only Kanimozhi is arrested nw, but before that a Minister (of course he resigned, he had to) was arrested when they were in Power , before the elections...so there is no in power , and out of power case....

    Arun Friday, 20 May 2011 04:58 PM

    Its nothing , Jayalalitha is gonna join with Congress , this is the first step , that is India ,

    Guru Friday, 20 May 2011 10:25 PM

    Welldone Jayalalitha.

    raj Friday, 20 May 2011 11:29 PM

    becasue of her involvement in corruption, she ignored war crimes and human rights violation in Sri Lanka

    spark Friday, 20 May 2011 12:01 PM

    Great judgements of an independent judiciary. Where did you see this kind of justice system in this banana republic.

    lankan Saturday, 21 May 2011 01:12 AM

    Mr. Waiko???

    lankaman Friday, 20 May 2011 12:33 PM

    she was ready to lay down her life for sri lankan tamils, but it seems she has swindled money from tamilnadu tamils' public propert

    mervyn perera Friday, 20 May 2011 12:41 PM

    Democracy in full cry in the largest democracy in the world. It is the reverse in Sri Lanka, the miracle of Asia.

    Ram Saturday, 21 May 2011 03:58 AM

    She came to Sri Lanka on MR's invitation. A drama staged by c SONIA & KARUNANITHI. The whole Tamil world knows that.

    UK Tamil Boy Friday, 20 May 2011 12:53 PM

    .......good.

    Epa Saturday, 21 May 2011 04:02 AM

    they sympathies not for Srilankan Tamils but for money.They know that Srilankan Tamils enjoy better life than Tamilnadu.

    simple mind Saturday, 21 May 2011 04:26 AM

    If this was in the paradise isle the next day we would have to send out an SOS for a missing judge.

    Nimal Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:19 AM

    Queen of corruption but shedding crocodile tears for Sri Lankan Tamils. Well done justice

    Sri Minnal Saturday, 21 May 2011 07:53 AM

    you cannot keep on cheating people forever.

    ajit Saturday, 21 May 2011 08:05 AM

    This is after she lost the election in TN. If they were in power this judgement would not have come. where is the impartial judiciary. When not in power one judgement. When not in power there are no problem for governing party.


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