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Court to frame charges against Marans in telephone exchange case on Oct 23

The matter pertains to a case of alleged misuse of 764 high-speed BSNL data lines at Dayanidhi Maran's residence

ANI  |  Chennai 

Dayanidhi Maran
Former telecom minister and DMK member Dayanidhi Maran. Photo: PTI

A (CBI) court on Tuesday said it would hear and frame charges against the Maran brothers in connection with the 'illegal' on October 23.

The accused  former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran, Dayanidhi's former additional private secretary V Gowthaman, K S Ravi, and S Kannan – appeared before XIV Special Judge for cases, S Natarajan, on Tuesday.

Dayanidhi's brother, has filed a plea seeking to dispense with his personal appearance, and therefore, did not appear.

The matter pertains to a case of alleged misuse of 764 high-speed data lines of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at Dayanidhi Maran's residence during his tenure as the Union telecom minister from 2004 to 2007.

Maran is accused of utilising the facility for business transactions involving Sun Network, a channel run by his brother

First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 15:46 IST
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