New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi on Tuesday walked free out of Tihar Jail after spending 193 days following her arrest in 2G spectrum allocation case and repeated denial of bail that had ignited a debate over bail jurisprudence in the country.

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While a huge media contingent waited outside country's largest prison to capture the moments of her coming out, 43-year old Kanimozhi was whisked away in a convoy of cars from a gate which was out of the media's view.

Besides Kanimozhi, those released from the prison on Tuesday included Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, Bollywood filmmaker Karim Morani and Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Rajiv Aggarwal and Asif Balwa.

The daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who was arrested on May 20, was granted bail on Monday by the Delhi High Court following the Supreme Court's order in the case of five other accused last week.

She had to spend one night extra in prison as orders for her release from Tihar was issued by the special CBI court on Tuesday evening.

Wearing a pink salwar suit, Kanimozhi drove straight to her residence along with her husband Aravindan and more than a dozen DMK MPs have reached there to receive her.

DMK parliamentary party leader T R Baalu gave her a bouquet as she got out of the car at her residence in Central Delhi after a 40-minute drive from the prison.

"Kanimozhi was released at 7.30 PM and all the other four left in one car," Tihar Prison spokesperson Sunil Gupta said.

T R Baalu, Vijayan stand sureties to Kanimozhi

DMK leaders T R Baalu and A K S Vijayan stood as sureties for party MP Kanimozhi in a Delhi court to secure her release on bail in the 2G case from Tihar jail.

Kanimozhi, daughter of DMK supremo M Karunanidhi, could not come out of jail on Monday as her release order had not been issued by the court due to procedural delay. She was lodged in the prison on May 20.

DMK Parliamentary Party leader Baalu, who has been actively pursuing the case against 43-year-old Kanimozhi, appeared before Special CBI Judge O P Saini at 10 AM to submit a bond of Rs five lakh to give a legal guarantee that she appears in the court during the trial.

Besides Baalu, another DMK MP Vijayan also submitted a bond of equal bond amount for Kanimozhi to the court, which also issued release orders for five other 2G accused including Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, who was granted bail by it on Tuesday.

Several DMK MPs were there at Patiala House Courts complex to show solidarity with Kanimozhi.

"We all are very happy. DMK as a whole is happy. I also talked to our leader Karunanidhi who is really very happy with the court's order," Baalu had said while reacting to the order granting bail to Kanimozhi.

Kanimozhi to reach Chennai on December 3
  

DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, who has been granted bail in the 2G spectrum case, will not reach Chennai till December 3 as she has to attend a court hearing in New Delhi over the multi-crore scam, the party said on Tuesday.
  
Kanimozhi, arrested on May 20 in connection with the scam, was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Monday and is likely to be released from Tihar Jail on Tuesday.
  
However, she has to be in New Delhi for three days from Wednesday, when a CBI special court would be hearing the 2G case, a DMK release said.
  
She would be in Chennai up to December 6 and then go to Delhi to attend the hearing of the 2G case to return on December 10.
  
The 43-year-old would leave for New Delhi on December 12 to be back on December 24. She would then be here till December 31, the release added.

(Agencies)