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Aircel-Maxis matter: Hearing against Maran brothers deferred till 24 Jan

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on framing of charges against ex-telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and two others in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case to 24 January.

The CBI Court had earlier on 19 December last year deferred pronouncing its orders against the Maran brothers and others to 22 December.

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

Pronouncing the order, the court had then 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, adding, therefore, the court designated to deal exclusively with the 2G spectrum scam should not hear the matter.

The Maran brothers challenged the jurisdiction of the special 2G court in both cases lodged by the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI.


First published: 18 January 2017, 11:49 IST