Supreme Court bashes CBI, Dayanidhi Maran to face wrath now

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New Delhi, July 10: The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 10 slammed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for not taking any action against Dayanidhi Maran in connection with tainted Aircel-Maxis deal.

It seems that the former Telecom Minister would face action from the investigating agency which might be in hurry to rap Maran in the case.

The CBI earlier had claimed to have received "worthwhile" information from Malaysia regarding the two-year-old Aircel-Maxis deal case. The agency had sent a letter seeking information on the deal.

Dayanidhi Maran

CBI had registered a case against Dayanidhi Maran, his brother MP Kalanidhi Maran, Malaysian business tycoon and Maxis owner T Ananda Krishnan, and Maxis Director Ralph Marshall in Oct 2011. The agency in its complaint also named Sun Direct, Astro All Asia Networks, and Maxis as co-accused.

Dayanidhi Maran had quit from the post of Union Textile Minister after his name surfaced in the scam. According to the charge-sheet filed against him, the then telecom minister allegedly favoured Malaysian firm Maxis over Aircel in granting telecom licences in 2004-05. Dayanidhi's brother Kalanithi is the MD of Sun TV.

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