CBI admitted before the bench of justices GS Singhvi and HL Dattu that the concession was given to these five but not to anyone else.
Haren Raval, additional solicitor-general was quoted as saying “During the course of hearing of bail applications of some accused submission was made that this concession is only to five persons, nobody else. It has been left to the discretion of the trial court to take a decision."
Meanwhile, the CBI had not opposed the bail pleas of Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, vegetables directors Asif Balwa, Kuesegaon Fruits, Rajiv Agrawal and Bollywood producer Karim Morani. A distinction has been made, for some of the accused the court will announced a sentence of five years on the basis of their charges whereas some will get seven years according to their charges. On the basis of charges distinction, CBI had challenged the bail pleas of former communications minister A. Raja, DB Reality"s Shahid Balwa and R.K. Chandolia.