New Delhi, Feb 2: The Enforcement Directorate has decided to up the ante against former telecom minister, Dayanidhi Maran in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.
The ED which probed the money laundering angle to this case said funds to the tune of Rs 742.58 crore had been generated illegally while also adding that the accused had participated in getting the proceeds through some Mauritius based entities.
Proceedings in this case which have commenced before a special CBI court will continue on February 6th. Quoting the CBI chargesheet heavily, the ED says that Dayanidhi had parked the Rs 742.58 crore in the firm of his brother Kalanithi Maran who has been named as a co-accused in this case. The money was being projected as untainted the ED also contended.
Seeking to proceed against the accused persons, the ED said that there is enough evidence against these persons. The CBI in its chargesheet had alleged that Dayanidhi Maran had generated Rs 742.58 crore as proceeds of the crime as quid-pro-quo.
Further it was also stated that it was Kalanithi Maran who was controlled the firms SDTPL and SAFL where the money was parked through a Mauritius based company or entity.
The other accused in the case are Kalanithi Maran, his wife Kavery and K Shanmugam, MD of M/s South Asia FM Ltd (SAFL). The case is being tried under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.