2G shock: CBI gives clean chit to Dayanidhi Maran

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Dayanidhi Maran
New Delhi, Sep 1: The investigating agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday, Sep 1 gave clean chit to Dayanidhi Maran in the 2G spectrum scam.

The CBI claimed that they have not found any coercion in granting 2G licenses in Aircel-Maxis deal issued by Maran. [Read: Who is Dayanidhi Maran?]

However, the investigative agency soon may start questioning the then Finance Minister, Jashwant Singh. The former finance minister can be investigated over his dubious role in allocating 2G licenses.

Maran allegedly forced C Sivasankaran, owner of Aircel, to sell the telecom company to Maran's Malaysia-based friend T Ananda Krishnan in 2006. The reports added that Maran, during his tenure as a Communication Minister in UPA I government, issued spectrum licenses to Astro, a sister company of Maxis, soon after it purchased stake in Sun TV, which is owned by Maran's brother Kalanidhi Maran and family.

Maran, the former textile minister and DMK MP, was forced to submit his resignation after he was accused in the second telecom spectrum scam which costs the nation a whopping Rs 1.76 lakk crore loss.

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