Aircel-Maxis: Marans challenge special court’s jurisdiction

The court later issued fresh summons to the four accused. “Since the process of accused have returned unserved, an application has been filed for issuance of fresh summons.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | Amethi/new Delhi | Published: March 17, 2015 1:45 am

Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran — facing trial in the Aircel Maxis deal case — on Monday filed pleas challenging the jurisdiction of special 2G court to try the case, in which they have been summoned as the accused along six others.

The court has now issued notice to the CBI on the pleas and fixed the matter for hearing on August 3. Meanwhile, during the proceedings, CBI filed its reply on the bail plea of the Maran brothers, who had earlier filed bail plea before the special court.

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During the hearing, senior public prosecutor K K Goel also informed the court that fresh summons should be issued against the four other accused — Kuala Lumpur based businessman T Ananda Krishnan, Malaysian national Augustus Ralph Marshall and two accused firms — as the summons issued against them earlier could not be served upon them.

The court later issued fresh summons to the four accused. “Since the process of accused have returned unserved, an application has been filed for issuance of fresh summons. Accordingly, issue fresh process for these four accused returnable for August 3,” Special CBI Judge OP Saini said.

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