New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday deferred the hearing on Kanimozhi bail plea till Monday. Kanimozhi and the five other accused moved the court on Wednesday for early hearing of their bail applications after the Supreme Court granted bail to five corporate executives co-accused in the case -- Sanjay Chandra of Unitech Wireless, Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom and Reliance Group's Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair. With the five getting bail, nine people are now behind bars.

Citing the Supreme Court order, Kanimozhi stated in her plea that keeping her in custody for some more days would be a violation of her fundamental rights and that she should be granted bail as even the CBI was not opposing her plea.

Earlier this month, the high court had issued notice to the CBI seeking its response on bail applications of the six by December 1.

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