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High Court asks CBI stance on Kanimozhi bail

New Delhi, Nov9 (): Delhi Court on a plea from Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajeev Agarwal and Bollywood producer Karim Morani,  asked CBI to explain the CBI stance on the bail plea of the accused.Senior advocate Mohan Parasaran, appearing for CBI, again told the court that it has no objection to the bail.”We reiterate the stand taken before the trial court.There is no deviation from that,” the senior lawyer said.

Justice V K Shali sought the probe agency’s reply on the bail pleas of the five accused by December 1. CBI Special Judge O P Saini had denied bail to Kanimozhi and others, saying the charges against them are of grave nature and the CBI’s concession of not objecting to their bail pleas was of “no consequence in the eyes of law”. Denying bail to Kanimozhi, the court had also rejected her plea for it on grounds of being a woman, saying that she “belongs to upper echelons of society and is also a member of Parliament” and cannot be “said to be suffering on account of being a woman”.

Dismissing Morani’s submission that he was sick and not in good health and should be granted bail as per section 437 of the CrPC, the judge had said the medical records do not suggests that “standard of illness of Morani is so high as to categorize his custody as detrimental to his health”.”There is no deviation from that,” the senior lawyer said.

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