Probe against Maran in 2G scam complete, CBI tells SC

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New Delhi, 10 Jul (PTI): The CBI has completed its probe against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in 2G scam and will approach the Centre for taking sanction for prosecution, the agency told the Supreme Court today.

The agency submitted that it is not getting cooperation from Malaysian authority in its probe in Aircel-Maxis deal involving DMK leader Maran but said that it will go ahead in the case on the basis of material and evidence available to it.

A bench of justices G S Singhvi and K S Radhakrishnan then directed the agency to make reference to the Centre within seven days for taking sanction. It also directed the Centre to take a decision on sanction within two weeks.

The bench said that already more than a year has passed after registering the case and the agency must bring the case to logical conclusion.

“This matter must be brought to an end to a logical conclusion,” the bench said while posting the case for hearing on August 1.

Maran has been accused of forcing Chennai-based telecom promoter C Sivasankaran to sell the stake in Aircel in 2006 to a Malaysian firm Maxis Group owned by Kuala Lumpur-based business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan.

The agency in July 2011 had placed a status report in the court stating that during 2004-07 when Maran was telecom Minister, Sivasankaran was coerced to sell the stake in Aircel to Maxis Group.

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