New Delhi, Aug 2: The hampering and tampering of evidence in the Aircel-Maxis case by the Maran brothers cannot be ruled out. This was one of the many submissions made by the Enforcement Directorate which is opposing the bail pleas of former Union Minister, Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran.
The matter will now come up for hearing on August 27. The case on hand pertains to a complaint lodged by the CBI.
It is alleged that Rs. 742.85 crore was paid to Dayanidhi Maran by two Mauritius-based companies through Sun Direct TV Pvt. Ltd (SDTPL) and South Asia FM Ltd (SAFL). It was also alleged that the two companies are owned by Kalanidhi Maran and the money was used for their businesses.
Can't rule out tampering with evidence
The Maran brothers had moved the court seeking bail in this case. The ED however, opposed the same saying that the chance of them hampering the probe or tampering with the evidence cannot be ruled out.
The grounds cited by them have no relevance and hence the bail needs to be rejected the ED also contended.
Meanwhile, the CBI moved the special court seeking to issue arrest warrants against Ananda Krishnan, owner of Axis a Malaysian company and Augustus Ralph Marshall, a senior executive in the company. The warrants were sought after the CBI stated that the summons on the two could not be served.