Dayanidhi Maran's virtual telephone exchange: CBI to interrogate aides
Chennai, Jan 22:Spelling more trouble for Dayanidhi Maran, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will conduct a custodial interrogation of his close aide and two others in connection with a data transfer case which allegedly benefited the Sun TV group.
The CBI picked up Gowthaman former additional private secretary to Dayanidhi Madan, S Kammam, Chief Technical Officer at Sun TV and K S Ravi electrician in the channel (Sun TV). [Dayanidhi Maran's additional private secretary arrested by CBI]
It is alleged that in Maran's house a virtual telephone exchange had been set up. This exchange was allegedly used to enable data transfer which is said to have benefited the Sun TV group.
It is further alleged that in association with some officers of the BSNL there were 300 high speed telephone lines that had been installed in the house of Maran.
This ensured a high speed data transfer which helped the Sun TV group.
CBI officials, part of the Special Task Force, informed that they want to gather some crucial evidence on this aspect of the case.
Officials said, "We want to find out from the persons arrested how and why the telephone exchange was set up in Maran's house."
"Further we are also trying to gather details on those BSNL officers who allegedly at the behest of Maran alloted these high speed telephone lines," said the officials.
"We believe that there has been misuse of power which was aimed at benefiting the Sun TV group," they added.
The arrested persons will be produced before court and their custody has been sought for interrogation, the CBI officer further said.