CBI challenges Maran brothers’ discharge in telephone exchange case

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Chennai, June 12 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday moved the Madras High Court, challenging the discharge of former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his elder brother and Sun TV group Head Kalanithi Maran and others in the illegal telephone exchange case.

The court, admitting the criminal revision petition, issued notice to the Maran brothers and other accused.

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, on March 14 discharged the Maran brothers and others from what is called the illegal telephone exchange case.

The CBI had alleged a loss of Rs 1.78 crore to the government due to the installation of alleged an illegal telephone exchange at Dayanidhi Maran’s house which was used for Sun TV operations.

The others who were discharged were BSNL’s former Chief General Manager K.Brahmanathan and former Deputy General Manager M.Velusamy, the former minister’s Personal Secretary V. Gowthaman, and Sun TV network employees S.Kannan and K.S. Ravi.

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