Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge OP Saini allowed the bail plea of 83-year-old Ammal on a personal bond of Rs five lakh with two sureties of the like amount.
    
The court, however, dismissed the plea of Ammal seeking discharge in the case on the ground that she was not well and was suffering from unsoundness of mind.
    
It asked Ammal's counsel to furnish the bail bond within two days.
    
The judge, who was also scheduled to pass the verdict on the bail pleas of other nine accused on Wednesday, said that the order was not ready yet.
    
The court said that it would pass the order at 2.30 pm on Wednesday.
    
On August 6, the court had deferred for on Wednesday its order on the bail pleas of former Telecom Minister Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others who were chargesheeted by the ED in this case.
    
ED had chargesheeted 19 accused - 10 individuals and nine firms - in the case saying that the transaction of Rs 200 crore, which was allegedly paid to DMK-run Kalaignar TV, was ‘not genuine’ and it was a ‘bribe for grant of telecom licences to DB Group companies’.
    
Ammal was holding 60 percent stake in Kalaignar TV while Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar were holding 20 percent stake each, the agency had said.
    
The agency had also claimed that its probe into the case emanates from 2G spectrum allocation scam and the accused had allegedly conspired and committed offences under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Latest News from India News Desk