DC Online | 39 sec ago 13 June 2013 6 pm
New Delhi: Trouble seems to be brewing for the Maran brothers on the Aircel-Maxis deal with the CBI getting a feedback from Malaysia on bribes paid to the brothers to clinch the deal.
The CBI had earlier filed an FIR against the Marans – Kalanidhi and Dayanidhi. But with fresh evidence coming in from Malaysia, the CBI is likely to reopen the case.
In March this year, the CBI had told the Supreme Court that it was sending a team to meet the Malaysian Attorney General to trace the elusive money trail in the Maran-Aircel Maxis case, allegedly involving former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and Kuala Lumpur-based business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan.
The CBI has now got the information that may spell trouble for the Marans. With this information, a fresh chargesheet is likely to be filed in the Supreme Court.
It was Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy who had accused Maran of indulging in armtwisting in the sale of the stakes of Aircel to Maxis Group of Malaysia.
The case pertains to Maran “forcing” Chennai-based telecom promoter C Sivasankaran to sell the stake in Aircel to Maxis Group in 2006 owned by Ananda Krishnan. The CBI had told the court that the Malaysia angle probe was important to track the money trail as the funds for the deal had come through Mauritius.