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CBI court adjourns hearing in illegal telephone case to Feb 21

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A special court here today adjourned to February 21 hearing in the illegal case, involving former Union Maran and his brother The court passed the order following a submission made by the prosecution seeking time to argue on the discharge plea moved by the duo. During a recent hearing, the Maran brothers had submitted that the allegation that there were 700 was wrong. As the then telecom minister, only 10 lines were provided to Maran's residence, originally at Gopalapuram, later in area, they submitted. The CBI had failed to understand the latest technology.

If it had understood, it would not have pursued the case, they said while seeking the court to discharge them. According to the CBI, Maran, during the check period of June 2004 to December 2006, when he was the Union for communication and information technology, misused his office and installed a private at his residences in Chennai and utilised the facility for business transactions involving Sun Network. Among the accused were former Brahmnathan, former M P Velusamy, Maran's Gauthaman, and officials.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 21:15 IST
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