BSNL telephone exchange scam: CBI challenges discharge of Maran brothers

KALANIDHI_MARAN_AN_2688684fThe CBI has filed an appeal in the Madras High Court challenging the discharge of the Maran brothers in the BSNL telephone exchange case. The court is yet to fix a date to hear the appeal.

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Maran brothers discharged in illegal BSNL telephone exchange scam

A special court has discharged the Maran brothers in the BSNL telephone exchange scam. The court held that the prosecution had failed to prove the involved of Dayanidhi and his brother Kalanithi Maran.

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Aircel-Maxis: CBI, ED challenge discharge of Maran brothers

KALANIDHI_MARAN_AN_2688684fNew Delhi, Feb 3: The CBI and ED will challenge the order that discharged the Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case. The Patiala House court in Delhi had discharged Dayanidhi and Kalainithi Maran in both cases that were probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

Arguing against the discharge in the Supreme Court, the counsel for the agencies said that the special court had erred in not ordering the discharged accused to furnish bail bonds. It is my duty to file the appeal, the prosecutor also submitted in the court. Further the counsel also urged the Supreme Court not to release the properties of the accused attached in connection with this case.

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Why were the Maran brothers discharged- Here is what the court had to say

maranNew Delhi, Feb 3: On Thursday, the Patiala House court in Delhi discharged the Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case. The cases probed by both the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation fell flat following the order which the agencies say would be challenged in the High Court.

The court observed that entire case was based on misreading of official files. Legally admissible evidence was wholly lacking in the probe that was conducted. The entire case was based on contradictory statements, the court also went on to observe in a lengthy order.

Maran brothers discharged in Aircel-Maxis case

KALANIDHI_MARAN_AN_2688684fNew Delhi, Feb 2: Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran were discharged in the Aircel-Maxis case. have been discharged in the Aircel-Maxis case. The Patiala House court discharged them and the other accused in both cases that were probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.
The court was to frame charges against former telecom minister, Dayanidhi and his brother Kalanidhi. The court however found no ground to proceed against Maran and the rest of the accused. The court also cited the lack of evidence while passing the order.
The ED had alleged that two firms, South Asia FM Limited and Sun Direct TV Private Ltd had received Rs 742.58 crore as proceeds of the crime from Mauritius based firms. The two firms were then allegedly controlled by Kalainithi, the investigation had claimed.

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Sun TV security clearance: MHA sticks to its guns

  The Ministry for Home Affairs is likely to stick to its stand on the Sun TV network security clearance issue. 

The MHA had denied security clearance to the Sun TV Network on the ground that there were various cases pending, but the Attorney General had mere filing of cases was not a ground to deny clearance.

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