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Madras HC cancels Dayanidhi Maran's anticipatory bail, asks him to surrender (1 Viewer)

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The Madras High Court on Monday cancelled the anticipatory bail to former Union minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran, and gave him three days time to surrender.

Maran has been named in an alleged illegal telephone exchange case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had in July filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking cancellation of the interim anticipatory bail granted to the former Union telecom minister.

In the petition, the CBI had alleged that Maran, the prime accused in the case, was not cooperating with the investigation.

CBI had registered a case naming Maran, the then Chief General Manager (CGM), BSNL, K Bramhanathan and then CGM of Chennai Telephones MP Veluswami for allegedly entering into a criminal conspiracy and causing a huge financial loss to the government exchequer.

It has alleged that more than 300 high-speed telephone lines were provided at Maran's residence and extended to his brother Kalanithi Maran's SUN TV channel to enable its uplinking when he was the Telecom Minister from 2004-07.

Madras HC cancels Dayanidhi Maran's anticipatory bail, asks him to surrender
 

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So Weird ; Similar turnaround in politics in Sri Lanka , Ministers are given a run for their money :hehe
 

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What is the case?
Maran was quizzed by the CBI on several occasions last month in connection with alleged use of over 300 high-capacity BSNL data lines at his residences in Chennai and Delhi to facilitate speedy transmission of programmes by a Sun TV firm owned by his brother.
It is alleged that a loss of over Rs 1.8 crore was caused to the exchequer by use of such large number of high-capacity ISDN lines at Maran's Boat House Road residence in Chennai.
The residence was allegedly turned into a "virtual telephone exchange" to facilitate speedy transmission of programmes by Sun TV owned by Maran's brother Kalanithi.
The probe had started in 2011, nearly four years after getting complaints that a virtual telephone exchange was allegedly set-up at the then telecom minister's house for facilitating data transfer from Sun TV.

The CBI had in its report to the telecom secretary alleged that these lines were for use of large commercial enterprises to meet special needs such as video conferencing or transmission of huge volume of digital data for which heavy fee is charged but Sun TV got it for free


Arrests so far
The CBI had arrested three people in connection with the case which included V Gowthaman, former Additional Private Secretary to Maran, Chief Technical Officer of Sun TV S Kannan and electrician L S Ravi. CBI has alleged that the telephone lines were installed in the name of BSNL General Manager connecting the Boat House residence of Maran with the office of the family-run Sun TV through a dedicated underground cable during his tenure as telecom minister in UPA-1 from 2004 to 2007.
Sources said these were not ordinary telephone lines but costly ISDN, Broadbased Remote Access Server (BRAS), Primary Rate Access (PRA), that are capable of carrying huge data, to facilitate faster transmission of TV news and programmes across the globe.
The illegal telephone exchange has been cited by the Home Ministry as one of the reasons for denying security clearance to the Sun TV network. The Ministry has said it posed a serious threat to national security.
Sun TV had approached the Home Ministry for security clearance and its case was supported by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. However, the Home Ministry declined to give clearance, saying the owners of the TV network were facing various cases for offences including money laundering.

Dayanidhi Maran faces arrest, High Court cancels anticipatory bail plea : India, News - India Today
 

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From top to bottom the whole Sun group is corrupted :dodgy
 

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thats gud :k
Whts hppning wid SUN tv though :huh, going or surviving.. :u
 

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shawl_who said:
thats gud :k
Whts hppning wid SUN tv though :huh, going or surviving.. :u
I think Sun TV network will survive, probably sell to another person if Maran has ''No Way Out'' :shy
 

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