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2G case: Kanimozhi, 4 others to walk out of Tihar today

New Delhi, November 29,

DMK MP Kanimozhi and four other are expected to walk out of the Tihar jail on Tuesday. After six months in Tihar jail and five attempts, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi\'s daughter Kanimozhi and four others got bail in the 2G case from the Delhi high court on Monday. Though Kanimozhi was

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granted bail on Monday, she had to wait one more night behind the bars as release warrants could not be issued by the special judge due to procedural delay.

The delay was caused as the certified copy of the high court\'s order, which was required to be submitted along with the bail bonds before special CBI judge O P Saini, could not be furnished within the working hours of the trial court.

Kanimozhi\'s counsel R Shunmugasundaram is expected to furnish the bail bonds before the trial court today to get the release order.

Earlier, during the investigation into the 2G scam case, the CBI alleged that Kanimozhi was the brain behind DMK-owned Kalaignar TV\'s move to take a Rs200-crore bribe from Shahid Balwa\'s DB Realty companies in exchange for allocation of licence to Balwa-owned Swan Telecom.

The main 2G scam accused and former telecom minister A Raja, however, is still in Tihar, as he has not applied for bail. He was arrested on February 2, 2011.

The four others who have got bail on Monday are Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar, filmmaker Karim Morani and Kusegaon Fruits and vegetables Pvt Ltd directors Rajiv Aggarwal and Asif Balwa

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