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Kanimozhi's bail hearing deferred to October 17

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Oct 01, 2011 at 10:55am IST

New Delhi: The bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi is now most likely to be heard on October 17.

The bail plea was scheduled to be heard on Saturday, but lawyers of both Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as well as Kanimozhi asked the court to give another date for the hearing of the bail matter.

According to the Supreme Court order, a bail cannot be granted till framing of charges is done.

Hearing the plea, judge OP Saini said that the CBI could frame the charges by October 15, and the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharat Kumar's could be heard on October 17.

However, the bail plea of other accused will be heard on Monday.

The DMK leader has been in Tihar Jail since May 20 for being an alleged beneficiary in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Kanimozhi had on September 16 applied for the bail at a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Patiala House along with Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar.

Kanimozhi, the daughter of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Karunanidhi, applied for bail on the grounds that charges were not yet framed and they should be granted bail as per the Supreme Court order.

Kanimozhi and Kumar, named as accused in the second chargesheet for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 200 crore, were arrested on May 20 after the special court dismissed their bail pleas in the case.

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