Aircel-Maxis case: Maran brothers seek bail, case adjourned till July21


New Delhi: The former Telecom Minister, Dayanidhi Maran; his brother, Kalanidhi Maran, and the latter's wife Kaveri Maran on Monday moved a Delhi court seeking bail in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday filed a complaint against Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, his wife Kaveri Kalanithi and others in a money laundering case. The complaint is a spin-off of the corruption case lodged by the CBI in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

Special Judge O.P. Saini posted their applications for hearing on July 21. The court summoned them and another accused in February for July 11. While taking cognisance of the complaint in the matter filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the judge had said that he was satisfied on perusal of the material on record and that there was enough material to proceed against the accused persons.

The ED has alleged that two firms, South Asia FM Limited (SAFL) and Sun Direct TV Private Ltd. (SDTPL), had received Rs. 742.58 crore as “proceeds of crime” from some Mauritius-based firms and that the two firms was then allegedly controlled by Mr. Kalanithi Maran. The CBI had filed charge sheets against the Maran brothers, two Malaysian nationals and four companies in the case in August 2014.