Dayanidhi Maran Ordered to Surrender to CBI in 3 Days

Dayanidhi Maran Ordered to Surrender to CBI in 3 Days

 Dayanidhi Maran, the former telecom minister who is being investigated for corruption, has been given three days to surrender to the CBI by the Madras High Court, according to the Press Trust of India.

Mr Maran’s interim or temporary bail was cancelled today, the news agency reported. The CBI had asked for the bail to be revoked because it alleged Mr Maran was not cooperating with the inquiry against him.

The DMK leader has been accused by the CBI of misusing his office to illicitly construct an underground telecom exchange  at his Chennai residence. The agency claims that hundreds of cables capable of transmitting large volumes of data were used by Mr Maran to benefit Sun TV, a broadcaster group owned by his brother, media mogul Kalanithi Maran.  Last month, the former minister was interrogated extensively in Delhi by the CBI. He has denied any wrongdoing.

In 2007, Mr Maran was replaced as Telecom Minister by his party’s A Raja, who is embroiled in another scam that accuses him of accepting kickbacks in exchange for granting out-of-turn mobile network licenses.

Mr Maran has been charged with corruption in another case linked to his term as Telecom Minister – he has been accused of refusing crucial clearances to Aircel, a telecom, till the owner agreed to sell the firm to a Malaysia-based entrepreneur who allegedly made a large investment in the Sun group in exchange.

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