Madras HC rejects Maran brothers' plea to quash CBI charges against them

NEW DELHI: Madras High Court on Friday rejected a plea through Maran brothers — Kalanithi Maran and Dayanidhi Maran — to quash fees framed in opposition to them through a CBI court within the illegal phone exchange case, reported information company ANI.

In June this yr, the CBI had contended that the trial court was wring in discharging Maran brothers and different accused within the "illegal" phone exchange case, saying a prima facie case had been made out in opposition to them.


Commencing arguments at the CBI's enchantment filed in opposition to the trial court's March 14 order prior to Justice G Jayachandran, the company's counsel Srinivasan accused Dayanidhi of getting abused his reliable place to procure numerous phone connections and permitting them to be commercially utilized by Sun Network owned through Kalanithi Maran all through 2004-06.


The Madras HC had also refused a plea through the counsel for Maran brothers to adjourn the hearing at the enchantment till subsequent month end due to non-availability of senior counsels.


The case is to with the arrange of an allegedly illegal private phone exchange at the place of abode of Maran all through 2004-06 when he was the telecom minister, inflicting an alleged loss of Rs 1.78 crore to the exchequer.


According to the CBI, Maran, all through the duration of June 2004 to December 2006, when he was Union minister for communication and data technology, had misused his workplace and put in a private phone exchange at his flats in Chennai and utilised the facility for industry transactions involving Sun Network.
Madras HC rejects Maran brothers' plea to quash CBI charges against them Madras HC rejects Maran brothers' plea to quash CBI charges against them Reviewed by kailash soni on November 09, 2018 Rating: 5
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