New Delhi: The Supreme Court adjourned the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar till June 20.

Supreme Court issued notice to Central Bureau of Investigation asking it to file its response on the bail plea of Kanimozhi by June 20.

The Apex Court also asked the CBI to inform it as to what happened to Rs 200 crore allegedly given to Kalaignar TV by Cineyug Films and to state the loss incurred by exchequer in granting licences to telecom companies during A Raja's tenure.

Accused in 2G spectrum scam, Kanimozhi and Kumar have challenged the Delhi High Court verdict rejecting their bail pleas.
A vacation bench of justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar will take up the matter which is listed as Item No 16.

The Delhi High Court had on June 8 dismissed their pleas after observing that they have strong political connections and the possibility of them influencing witnesses cannot be ruled out.

Kanimozhi, 43-year-old daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, and Kumar are accused in the second charge sheet for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 200 crore, and were arrested on May 20 after the special court dismissed their bail pleas in the case.

Both Kanimozhi and Kumar have 20 percent stake each in Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd, which allegedly received Rs 200 crore through a "circuitous" route from Shahid Balwa promoted D B Realty.

Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, who has been left out of the list of accused, owns the remaining 60 percent shares in the channel.

Kanimozhi and Kumar had moved the high court on May 23 challenging the trial court's order which had rejected their bail pleas, saying the offence attributed to them was grave and the possibility of influencing the witnesses cannot be ruled out.

CBI Special Judge O P Saini had on May 20 rejected the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Kumar and ordered their "forthwith" arrest. They are currently lodged in Tihar Jail.

(Agencies)