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Raja, Kanimozhi appear in court, seek bail

The accused, who appeared in court in pursuance of the summons against them, moved their bail pleas. The matter has been fixed for hearing on May 28.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 27, 2014 1:01:32 am

Ex-Telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven other accused, chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, Monday moved bail applications before a Delhi court.

The accused, who appeared in court in pursuance of the summons against them, moved their bail pleas. The matter has been fixed for hearing on May 28.

DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, also an accused in the case, did not appear before the court and her counsel moved a plea seeking exemption from personal appearance on the ground that she was not in a “fit mental condition”. The court allowed Ammal’s plea for exemption from personal appearance for the day.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini directed ED to supply all case documents to all the accused.

“Since the documents are voluminous, the accused submit that at least two days time is required for scrutiny. Put up for scrutiny of documents/consideration on May 28,” the court said.

Besides Raja and Kanimozhi, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Asif Balwa and Rajiv Aggarwal, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar and P Amirtham also appeared in court and moved their bail pleas.

Court frames murder charges against 17 in Bhanwari case

Jodhpur: Almost three years after the sensational murder of Bhanwari Devi, a court Monday framed murder charges against all the 17 accused. the trial, which had been delayed, will begin June 23. Bhanwari, an auxiliary nurse, was killed in 2011 and the case hogged limelight after Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna was sacked for alleged involvement.

The court of Additional CJM (SC/ST Cases) directed the CBI to produce a list of prosecution witnesses. “The court fixed June 23 to 28 for initial phase of examination of witnesses,” said Senior Special CBI counsel Ashok Joshi. PTI

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