Aircel-Maxis matter: Hearing against Maran’s brothers deferred till Dec. 22

New Delhi [India], Dec. 19 : A special CBI Court on Monday deferred pronouncement of orders on framing of charges against Dayanidhi Maran and Kalanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis case to December 22.

A special 2G court on September 17 dismissed the applications filed by ex-telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi, challenging its jurisdiction to try the Aircel-Maxis deal case in which they have been summoned as accused.

Pronouncing the order, the court said, "There is no manner of doubt that by the standard of subject matter and periodicity of alleged crime, the case fairly/squarely falls within the description/ designation of the 2G scam." During the hearing, the Marans submitted before the court that the Aircel-Maxis dispute was a private matter and not part of the alleged 2G spectrum scam.

Therefore, the court designated to deal exclusively with the 2G spectrum scam should not hear the matter Marans challenged the jurisdiction of the special 2G court in both the cases lodged by the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI.

Dayanidhi Maran, his wife Kalanithi Maran and others had moved their bail pleas in the money laundering case before the court.

Source: ANI