The Madras High Court Tuesday disposed of a petition challenging a special CBI court order fixing Wednesday for framing of charges in a case of setting up of "illegal" telephone exchanges by the Maran brothers and others.
The CBI had alleged that DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran misused his office during his tenure between 2004 to 2006 when he was the telecom minister. The ‘scam’ caused the exchequer a loss of Rs 1.78 crore, CBI said.
Dayanidhi Maran was accused of having installed a private telephone exchange with 764 telephone lines at his residence to facilitate illegal uplink of SUN TV data, causing a loss of Rs 1.78 crore to state-run telecom majors BSNL and MTNL.
A special court on Thursday discharged all accused in the Aircel-Maxis deal cases lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), involving former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others. Meanwhile, Dayanidhi Maran expressed his happiness over the judgment. “Very happy, let me absorb this news. A big […]