CBI before SC: Maran in big trouble, implicated in 2G scam

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Dayanidhi Maran
New Delhi, Jul 6: The DMK leader and Union Textile Minister, Dayanidhi Maran has landed in real time trouble when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) moved the Supreme Court and implicated Maran in the 2G spectrum scam.

The investigating agency submitted its status report on the second generation in telecom spectrum scam before the apex court.

Maran was accused of forcing Aircel to sell its stake. 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.

However, Maran had overruled all allegations against him as he has maintained claiming, "I have never had to force anyone to do business or to sell the business. And moreover, let me tell you, if someone feels forced, they could have always gone to the court."

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