Madurai, Sep 28 (UNI) The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today admitted a writ petition, seeking to revoke or suspend the licence granted to the Sun Direct TV Private Limited for ''violating the guidelines of the Government with regard to equity holding.'' Admitting a writ petition filed by V M Ravichandran, a cable TV operator, Justice P K Misra and Justice P R Sivakumar refused to grant interim injunction restraining the company from operating DTH service under the licence granted by the Secretaries to the Information and Broadcasting and Communications Ministries.
The petitioner prayed the Court to direct the Secretary to the Communication Ministry to declare that the Sun Direct TV Private Limited had violated the guidelines of the Government with regard to equity holding and initiate steps in accordance with law.
The petitioner submitted that at the time of incorporation of the Sun Direct TV Private Limited, Kalanidhi Maran, the applicant, was holding 96.67 per cent shares in it.
Besides, he was holding 89.90 per cent shares in Sun TV Limited and 75 per cent share in KAL Cables Private Limited.