CBI registers case against Maran brothers

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    CBI registers case against Maran brothers

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday registered a case against former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his elder brother and Managing Director of Sun Network Kalanithi Maran and others in connection with alleged kickbacks in the Aircel-Maxis deal, sources in the agency said.

    After registering a case against the Maran brothers, Malaysian businessman and owner of Maxis T. Ananda Krishnan and others, the CBI’s Anti-Corruption Branch obtained warrants in a Delhi court and launched simultaneous searches at the residences and offices of the accused persons in Delhi and Chennai since early on Monday. Besides Section 120 (b) (criminal conspiracy) of IPC, Mr. Dayanidhi Maran and others were also booked under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

    Searches were also underway at the home and office of Sunitha Reddy, Executive Director of Apollo Hospital, in Chennai. Investigators claimed that she had a stake in Aircel. CBI teams arrived late on Sunday and began the searches around 7 a.m., the sources said.

    The allegation is that Mr. Dayanidhi Maran, during his tenure as the Union Minister for Commnications and Information Technology, deliberately delayed sanction of licences to Aircel thereby forcing the company’s owner Sivasankaran to sell it to Ananda Krishnan, Chairman, Usaha Tegas, Malaysia. Soon after the deal was struck, the licences were issued.

    “The case was registered after prima facie offence was made out. For weeks. The agency gathered documentary evidence in connection with the allegations involving the former Union Minister, his brother and others, a CBI official said.

    Mr. Dayanidhi Maran stepped down as Union Textile Minister in July this year after the CBI submitted a staus report in the Supreme Court that he forced Sivasankaran to sell his stake in Aircel to the Maxis.

    Ralph Marshall, Director, Astro all-Asia Network, the U.K., and Maxis Communications, has also been charged in the case.
     
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    DMK Party and family desert Dayanidhi Maran as CBI conducts raids

    Karthick S & A Selvaraj, TNN | Oct 10, 2011, 01.17PM IST

    CHENNAI: As CBI sleuths continue raiding the residence of former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and six other places including Sun TV's office in Chennai, the Maran brothers stand deserted by the DMK and the Karunanidhi family. The raids started at 7am on Monday after the CBI registered a first information report (FIR) against Dayanidhi and his brother and Sun Network managing director Kalanithi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

    A team led by assistant superintendent of police Ravi Gambhir from Delhi and six other officers including a woman officer went to Dayanidhi Maran's house at 7.15am. The security guard at the gate refused to let them in. After 20 minutes, the officials barged into the house when the gate was opened to let in a maid.

    Maran doesn't appear to have the sympathies of the party leaders or members of the Karunanidhi family. While Karunanidhi's elder son M K Alagiri has been openly against Maran, Karunanidhi's younger son M K Tamilarasu is the only person who went to Maran's place on Monday. Party functionaries kept away from the place. Party president M Karunanidhi and treasure M K Stalin are in Trichy for the local body poll campaign.

    "We passed on the message to Thalaivar (leader) in the morning as soon as he reached Sangam Hotel in Trichy. He just received the message with a smile," a former DMK minister told TOI. Earlier Karunanidhi had commented that Maran has the capacity to face the matter on his own.

    Sources said Karunanidhi is unlikely to spring to Maran's defence. "The DMK has suffered a lot because of Dayanidhi Maran. Thalaivar feels that he is the main reason for many damages. So he will watch the developments silently" said a senior DMK MP.

    Sources said Kalanithi Maran and his wife Kavery Kalanithi Maran had been in Delhi in the last week. "Kalanithi's children came to Chennai this morning and they have gone to school. We don't know where the boss is," a driver said.
     
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    heard a lot of Dayanidhi and his strongarm tactics in business deals. Could not imagine that someone who comes across as well educated and soft was nothing but a good looking Goonda!!
     
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    The DMK Thalaivar did not learn the lesson of dynastic politcs,esp from his senior party ally in the UPA,that there is no scope for extended dynasty in dynasty politics.When Indira Gandhi lost her Sanjay and when it was evident the Raiv would be the new heir,she promptly had her daughter-in-law and potential rival to the family business,thrown from the line of succession and the first family of congress has studious maintained a very short line of successors to the family jewel.MK tried to do just the opposite and got his entire extended family into the party business,and now increasingly papers like the Blind Dhritharashtra watching the war between the Kurus.

    If MK was expecting the Maran brothers to give up all that they enjoyed because of some misplaced family loyalties,then he was wrong.he tried to destroy his nephews by refusing to give them their pound of the flesh and the nephews destroyed him in return.MK now knows loyalty runs thin in the extended Dynasty,farther you reach thinner it gets.
     
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    Apart from this coercion of Aircel to sell it to the suitors of SUN TV stocks, he has also established a BSNL telephone exchanges which he illegally used for SUN TV and the bill was picked up by BSNL. Its a day light robbery but because his party was in power both at centre and state, he got away with it. Unless he has some dirt to throw on Congress and DMK, his goose is cooked or at least that's what we hope.

     
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    Dayanidhi held promise and potential,the whole broadband revolution thing happened when he was at the helm of the telecom dept.Under him the broadband internet really too off and the packages being offered by BSNL and other service providers was really affordable.The huge dip in rates of the cell phone services was also something that he can some credit for.I was honestly disappointed when the telecom ministry went to A Raja,who clearly was as clueless about broadband as he was of 2G spectrum....Appearances can really be deceptive
     
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    Only if you knew about his Father who was even better than him.:whistle:
     
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    Marans got Rs 549 crore for Maxis favour, says CBI FIR


    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a strong FIR against the Maran brothers, former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his industrialist brother Kalanithi Maran.

    The FIR, filed on Sunday, details how the former telecom minister arm twisted then Aircel owner C. Sivasankaran to sell his company to Maxis, owned by T. Ananda Krishnan, a long time friend of the Marans.

    The FIR says that Dayanidhi Maran received Rs 549 crore for forcing the sale of mobile operator Aircel to Malaysian firm Maxis.

    Sun Direct TV, owned by Kalanithi Maran, got Rs 549 crore as "quid pro" from Maxis Communications for facilitating the sale of Aircel and its sister concern Dishnet Wireless Ltd to Maxis.

    Investment by Maxis in the Maran-owned DTH firm, Sun Direct TV, has been cited by the CBI as an act of "illegal gratification".

    The Marans allegedly connived to restrict the business environment for Siva group, change of ownership to Maxis and undue favours after this change was for mala fide considerations.

    The FIR states that in October 2005, Maxis asked its banker Standard Chartered to discuss with Aircel a 100 per cent takeover bid. Dayanidhi then called Aircel owner Sivasankaran "instructing" him to work out the details of the sale with Maxis.

    On November 12, 2005, Kalanithi told Sivasankaran in Chennai to sell his company entirely to Maxis, the FIR says. On the same day, Sivasankaran received a call from the minister "directing" him to sell 100 per cent equity of Aircel to Maxis and assured him of clearing the deal. Sivasankaran sold Aircel to Maxis shortly thereafter.

    Marans got Rs 549 crore for Maxis favour, says CBI FIR : North: News India Today
     
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    scumbags!!!! they brought this on themselves.

    May the truth come out.
     

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