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Illegal telephone exchange case: Court to pronounce orders on discharge pleas of Maran brothers on March 14

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A special today said orders on the discharge pleas filed by former Union Maran and his brother in the "illegal" case would be pronounced on March 14.

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 used the facility for business transactions involving the Sun Network.

It alleged that he had caused a loss of Rs 1.78 crore to the exchequer.

More than 700 telecom lines were installed at their residences in and Gopalapuram here, the agency charged.

Among the accused are former Brahmanathan, former M P Velusamy, Maran's Gauthaman, and officials.

for the Maran brothers and others have argued that they are innocent and have not committed any irregularities as alleged by the prosecution.

On the other hand, the prosecution has said there is prima facie material to proceed against them and wants the court to dismiss the discharge petitions.

When the pleas came up today, said orders on the discharge pleas would be pronounced on March 14.

Arguing on the discharge pleas filed by the brothers, their had last month contended that the case was foisted on them.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 22:00 IST