New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the CBI on the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar in the 2G spectrum case.

"Issue notice to the CBI for May 30," said Justice Ajit Bharihoke, who on Monday dismissed the bail pleas of five corporate honchos in the case.

The court also asked the probe agency to file a status report detailing the stage of investigation and the judicial proceedings in the case on the next date of hearing.

Kanimozhi, the 43-year-old daughter of DMK Supremo M Karunanidhi, and Sharad Kumar had approached the high court on Monday with their bail applications after the special CBI court order their "forthwith" arrest on May 20.

Rejecting their bail applications, the special court had said that the offence they  commited was grave and the possibility of influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out.

Kanimozhi, who sought bail in the Special Court on ground of being a woman, had approached the high court seeking relief citing the need to look after her school-going child who is devoid of motherly care and his father working abroad.

"The petitioner (Kanimozhi) is having a single school-going child to be taken care of. Her husband is employed abroad and the court should grant bail to her," said the bail plea, filed by the daughter of the DMK patriarch through advocates V G Pragasam, S J Aristotle and Sudarshan Rajan.

Kanimozhi and Kumar were named in the CBI charge sheet for allegedly receiving a kick back in the tune of Rs 200 crore.

Morani appears before court, moves bail plea

Meanwhile, the Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd Director Karim Morani, an accused in the 2G spectrum case, appeared before a Delhi court and filed his regular bail application.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini took Morani's bail plea into record and listed the matter for arguments on May 26.

The court had on Monday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Morani and had directed him to appear before it on Tuesday.

It had said that "coercive process" would be applied if Morani fails to appear before it on Tuesday.

The court had earlier dismissed Morani's anticipatory bail plea on medical ground, saying that as per May 19 reports received from the department of Cardiology and Neurosurgery of Mumbai's J J Hospital, his condition is "stable and normal".

The court had also said that proper medical facilities are available in Tihar Jail itself and if an undertrial/ prisoner requires any further treatment, he is immediately taken to RML Hospital or AIIMS, as per the requirement.
(Agencies)