Aircel-Maxis case: SC refuses Dayanidhi Maran’s plea to move Delhi HC against Special court summon

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Dayanidhi-MaranThe Supreme Court on Monday refused liberty to former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran to move Delhi High Court against special court’s order summoning him as accused in Aircel-Maxis case.

On 29 October last year, a special 2G court had summoned Maran brothers and six others, including Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan as accused in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

The Special CBI court had directed them to appear before it on 2 March 2015 after taking cognisance of the charge sheet filed against eight accused including four companies– Sun Direct TV Pvt Ltd, Maxis Communication Berhad, Astro All Asia Network PLC and South Asia Entertainment Holding Ltd.

The CBI had said in court that Dayanidhi Maran had “pressured” and “forced” Chennai-based telecom promoter C Sivasankaran to sell his stakes in Aircel and two subsidiary firms to Malaysian firm Maxis Group in 2006.