DMK MP Kanimozhi and her close aide Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar, named as co-conspirators in the multimillion-rupee 2G spectrum case, were on Friday sent to Tihar jail after a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here dismissed their bail pleas.
Addressing a packed courtroom, CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini said: 'Both the bail applications (of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar) are dismissed. They should be taken into into custody immediately.'
'Considering the magnitude of the crime, nature and enormity of the allegation, 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 accused have failed to make out prima facie case for bail. Bail applications are without merit and the same are dismissed,' the judge said.
Image: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi`s daughter and DMK MP Kanimozhi leaves from Patiala House court after she is sent to judicial custody in connection with 2G spectrum case, in New Delhi on Friday, May 20, 2011. (Photographs copyright PTI)