2G scam: Morani's bail plea dismissed
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Monday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Cineyug Films' founder Karim Morani, named as co-conspirator in the 2G spectrum allocation scam , and asked him to appear before the court Tuesday.
Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini said: "Morani's bail application is dismissed. He will have to appear before the court tomorrow at 10 a.m."
Morani had been exempted from personal appearance in court due to ill-health.
The CBI's first chargesheet April 2 had named, besides former communication minister A. Raja, former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Balwa, Raja's aide R.K. Chandolia, Swan Telecom's Vinod Goenka, Unitech's Sanjay Chandra and three executives of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group: Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra Pipara.
In its April 25 supplementary chargesheet, the CBI named DMK chief M. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar as co-conspirators after it traced an illegal money trail of Rs.214 crore in the scam.
The supplementary chargesheet also named Karim Morani as well as Asif Balwa and Rajiv B. Aggarwal of Kusegaon Realty.
Except for Morani and Pipara, who is in judicial custody at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, all those named in the CBI chargesheets are in Tihar Jail.