Court faults CBI in telephone lines case, sets Maran bros free

CHENNAI: Belying the hype surrounding the decade-old 'unlawful telephone strains' case against former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his elder brother Kalanithi Maran, a special court for CBI instances here on Wednesday discharged the 2 pronouncing the investigating company had did not prove the fees against them.
The CBI has not produced sufficient subject matter to establish allegations against Dayanidhi that he were given the alleged telephone connections with malafide intention to make use of them for Sun TV, special pass judgement on Natarajan mentioned, including that the CBI had not introduced a correct reply on why the CD containing call records of the alleged telephone connections used to be not furnished to the court.

The special pass judgement on additionally discharged 5 different accused, including former BSNL officials Ok Brahmnathan and M P Velusamy, noting that there used to be no prima facie evidence to prove the fees levelled against them.

As for Kalanithi Maran, the pass judgement on mentioned he could not be made vicariously chargeable for the alleged offences for the one reason that he used to be chairperson of Sun Network. "CBI has not arraigned Sun TV. They have not produced any evidence to show that the charges against Kalanithi are maintainable. Therefore, it is the view of the court that all the charges against Kalanithi are not maintainable."

The fee against the Marans and others used to be that right through the duration from June 2004 to December 2006, when he used to be Union minister for communications and knowledge technology, Dayanidhi Maran had been equipped 764 telephone strains and high-speed knowledge strains, and that they were misused for Sun TV’s industrial functions. It used to be CBI’s fee that a loss of 1.78 crore had been led to to the exchequer.


Acceding to the submissions of the Marans that the fees had been foisted by the company due to lack of elementary technical figuring out by the CBI officials, the special pass judgement on mentioned that since Sun TV had not been made an accused by the CBI, the fees against the employees of the channel – chief technical officer Kannan and Ravi, an electrician — were additionally not maintainable. Holding that there used to be no sufficient subject matter to border fees against any of the accused, the pass judgement on allowed the release packages and discharged all of them from the case.


In October ultimate, when the court used to be about to border fees against the Maran brothers and 5 different accused, they moved discharge petitions in quest of to alleviate them from the case. The CBI opposed the release pleas contending that it had filed a charge-sheet against the Maran brothers and the opposite accused only after thorough investigation, and that all the fees framed against them were supported with subject matter and documentary evidence.


CBI mentioned it will seek felony opinion to document an enchantment against the verdict.



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