MK questions judiciary on Kani bail issue

Denial against all legal canons, expert view, laments DMK chief

While the Supreme Court had already observed that persons like Kanimozhi and others similarly placed could be granted bail once the trial court framed charges in the 2G case, he said several  legal experts, former judges and political leaders also saw no rationale in denial of bail.

Considering the apex court’s observation and the mass of well reasoned views of various experts, the inordinate delay in granting bail to Kanimozhi and others in this case, “makes one doubt whether an ideological basis and unsustainable inferences has had a deep bearing,” Karunanidhi said in a strongly worded, 3-page statement here on Thursday.

Expert view
Quoting the views of several experts to morally back his lament against the judicial process in the 2G case, Karunanidhi said the Special Court denying bail to Kanimozhi and others in the latest instance had greatly disappointed and pained many in the judiciary.

From former Law minister and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, who termed the denial of bail to Kanimozhi as “grave miscarriage of justice and a deliberate misapplication of law by the trial court,” to former Additional Solicitor General Raj Ramachandran and former Tamil Nadu DGP, V Lakshminarayanan, who had also served the CBI at very senior levels, everyone found the continuation of detention of Kanimozhi as strange and unacceptable, he pointed out. Kanimozhi has been languishing in Tihar jail for nearly six months,
Every accused has a right to come out on bail, Karunanidhi stressed, citing the views of former chief justice of the Supreme Court, V R Krishna Iyer. Referring to the Delhi High Court adjourning the hearing on Kanimozhi’s latest bail plea to December 1, Karunanidhi remarked, “let us hope for the best this time.”

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