Aircel-Maxis case: Special CBI Court to hear plea against Malaysian-based accused

New Delhi, Aug. 1 : The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court will on August 27 hear the investigating agency's plea seeking arrest warrants against Malaysian-based companies and individuals, accused in Aircel-Maxis case, and decide whether it has jurisdiction to hear this matter and issue warrants.

The investigating agency moved the Special CBI Court, saying the accused are not responding to the summons, adding all the formalities for summoning the Malaysian companies have been made.

The summons are now pending with Malaysia's Attorney General. Former communication minister Dayanidhi Maran, his wife Kaveri Kalanithi, his brother Kalanithi Maran and four others had moved a Delhi court last month seeking bail in connection with the case.

Special Judge O.P. Saini, earlier on July 11, adjourned the hearing after counsel for the Enforcement Directorate, N.K. Matta, sought time to file replies to their bail applications. While taking cognizance of the complaint in the case, the Judge had said that he was satisfied on perusal of the material on record and that there was enough material to proceed against the accused persons.

The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that two firms, South Asia FM Limited (SAFL) and Sun Direct TV Private Ltd.

(SDTPL), had received Rs. 742.58 crore as "proceeds of crime" from Mauritius-based firms and that the two firms were then allegedly controlled by Kalanithi Maran.

Source: ANI