New Delhi: Dayanidhi Maran, former Minister of Communications and Information Technology in the Congress-led UPA government, and his brother Kalanithi Maran, suffered a setback on Saturday when a Delhi special court dismissed their petition challenging its jurisdiction to probe the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
Special Judge O.P. Saini dismissed their common plea saying it had no merit.
They had challenged the court's jurisdiction arguing that it was designated only to hear 2G spectrum allocation scam cases.
Maran, his brother, Kalanidhi Maran and Kaveri Kalanithi Maran and the two other accused are facing prosecutions in the case.
The Enforcement Directorate has alleged that two firms, South Asia FM Ltd (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 were then allegedly controlled by Kalanidhi Maran.