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Oct 12, 2011 at 03:35pm IST

2G case: Govt to oppose Kanimozhi bail in SC

New Delhi: Making its stand clear in the 2G case, the government on Wednesday said that it would oppose the bail of all the accused, including DMK MP Kanimozhi in the spectrum allocation case.

The Supreme Court judges on Wednesday took strong exception to the media reports that the government was not going to oppose bail of 2G accused.

The judges hearing the case ask Additional Solicitor General about the stand of government. "Is it in favour of the bail or oppose the bail?" judges asked. To this Additional Solicitor General replied, "My instructions are to oppose the bail."

Taking strong exception to Law Minister Salman Kurshid's statement that putting businessmen behind bars will hamper investment, the court observed, "If the news report is true, it is disturbing for us."

Justice HL Dutti referred to the 2G media report said, "We have confusion. There are newspaper reports of a statement being attributed to a minister giving an impression that SC is interested in keeping the business people behind bars. It was disturbing for us. Whether the statement attributed to the minister is right or wrong, please clarify the stand of the government."

It also expressed surprise over report that CBI will not oppose bail plea of DMK's Kanimozhi and some other accused in the 2G case.

The CBI also said in the Supreme Court that the report that they are not going to oppose the bail of 2G accused is incorrect. We will oppose bail plea of 2G accused, including Kanimozhi, in court, the CBI said.