NEW DELHI: An arrest warrant has been issued against Malaysian nationals T Ananda Krishnan and Augustus Ralph Marshall who are charged in Aircel-Maxis deal case along with former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran.
The trial had been ordered by the special Judge OP Saini against the two accused companies Krishnan, Marshall, and two firms, Astro All Asia Network PLC and Maxis Communication Berhad which is Malayasia based firms.
"It is ordered that the trial of the appearing accused, that is, Dayanidhi Maran, Kalanithi Maran, M/s Sun Direct TV Pvt Ltd and M/s South Asia Entertainment Holdings Ltd be segregated from the trial of accused Ralph Marshall, T Ananda Krishnan, M/s Astro All Asia Network Plc and M/s Maxis Communications Berhad.” Court said
"Miscellaneous file be opened relating these four accused, who are yet to be served. It is further ordered that an open and perpetual warrant of arrest be issued against Marshall and Krishnan," the court added.
The court's request went ahead the CBI's supplication which had on August one looked for issuance of capture warrants against both the remote nationals, expressing that the summons issued to them couldn't be served.
The CBI had recorded the charge sheet against the eight denounced for offenses culpable under area 120-B (criminal trick) of the Indian Penal Code and under applicable arrangements of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
In the 27-page arrange, the court noticed that the charges against the denounced were "not kidding" and the main way left was to approach the Interpol for which issuance of warrant was important.
"They (Marshall and Krishnan) couldn't be presented with the summons through the ordinary course by falling back on Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between the two nations. "Malaysian powers have completely declined to impact the administration. In such a circumstance, the main way left is to approach the Interpol and for that issue of warrant is important…
"In such a circumstance when further issuance of summons would be a useless activity, it is legitimate for the arraignment to request warrant of capture against the denounced," the court said while permitting the office's supplication.