Madras HC rejects Maran brother’s plea

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The Madras High Court Friday rejected a petition of former union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran to quash CBI prices framed towards them within the unlawful BSNL phone change case, reported ANI.

The brothers contended in courtroom demanding their prices to be quashed. They additionally mentioned that the fees framed towards them are lame.

The CBI courtroom in Chennai on August 30 had framed prices and ordered a trial of Dayanidhi Maran and 6 others within the case of “illegal” phone exchanges, allegedly set as much as profit the Sun TV Network of his brother Kalanithi Maran throughout 2004-06.

In July this 12 months, the Supreme Court had dismissed their plea towards the Madras High Court’s verdict saying  “…go and face trial”. Besides each the brothers, 5 different accused had been requested to face the trial within the matter.

Dayanidhi had challenged within the apex courtroom the Madras High Court’s July 25 order setting apart his discharge within the case. A CBI courtroom had in March final 12 months discharged the Maran brothers from the decade-old phone change rip-off case, following which the CBI had challenged the order within the Madras High Court.

On July 25, the High Court rejected the objections raised by the brothers towards the CBI enchantment, saying there was ample materials to prosecute all of the seven accused within the case.

The duo was charged with inflicting a lack of Rs 1.78 crore to the exchequer by utilizing 700 Telecom strains allegedly put in at Maran’s residences in Chennai metropolis, one on the Boat Club and the opposite at Gopalapuram. According to the CBI, the billing addresses of those connections had been places of work of chief common managers, BSNL and Chennai Telephones.

The investigating company has additionally accused Marans of acquiring 19 pay as you go cellular SIM playing cards for Sun TV workers with out cost of due prices to BSNL.

According to the foundations, solely three landline connections, and two cellular connections to the minister was allowed. But the payments had been by no means raised by BSNL for the connections obtained by the minister, which was unlawful, in response to CBI.

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