New Delhi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday deferred the bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV chief Sharad Kumar till May 20 in connection with the 2G spectrum case.

However, this is a temporary relief to DMK chief’s M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi.

Special CBI Judge OP Saini said, "The court will pronounce its verdict on the bail plea of the duo on May 20."

The court had reserved the order on their bail application till May 6.

The investigating agency named Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar as co-conspirators in its April 25 supplementary chargesheet after it traced an illegal money trail of Rs 214 crore.

The money trail allegedly moved from Dynamix to Kusegaon and then on to Cineyug -- all part of the DB Group that promoted Swan Telecom - ending with Kalaignar TV. The channel had earlier stated that it had Rs 214 crore loan which was paid back with interest.

Former telecom minister A Raja has been accused of allowing the sale of spectrum licenses to telecom companies at low prices in 2008 when he was communications minister, allegedly causing huge losses to the exchequer. He is already in jail.

(Agencies)