Illegal telephone exchange scam: CBI wants to question Dayanidhi Maran in custody

New Delhi, Oct 30: The Central Bureau of Investigation today told the Supreme Court that it wants to interrogate former telecom minister, Dayanidhi Maran in custody in connection with the telephone exchange scam.

The CBI in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court said that Maran was not cooperating with the investigation and hence his custodial interrogation is needed.

The Supreme Court has adjourned further hearing on the matter to November 27th and directed Maran to file his reply to the affidavit of the CBI. This would mean that Maran cannot be arrested until November 27th when the Supreme Court hears the matter.

The CBI in its affidavit said that the custodial examination of Maran is needed to ascertain the actual usage of these lines for the benefit of SUN TV which is in his exclusive knowledge.

CBI seeks custody of Dayanidhi Maran.
There is evidence of forging/tampering and manipulation of records and custodial interrogation is necessary to ascertain the modus operandi of the usage of the illegal telephone exchange, to ascertain the actual usage and consequential loss to the public exchequer, the affidavit also stated.

The CBI has alleged that Maran had 764 telephone lines under the service category which were being used to benefit the Sun TV network owned by his brother. The CBI had moved the Supreme Court after Maran had filed an anticipatory bail application.

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