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Telephone exchange case: CBI to appeal in HC Maran brothers' discharge

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CBI will appeal in the discharge of former and his brother by a special court in alleged "illegal" case, officials said here today.

They said the probe agency is shocked at the decision as it believed that it had very strong case on the basis of evidence gathered.

The CBI said it will seek legal opinion to file an appeal against the decision.

A special in Chennai today discharged former Dayanidhi Maran, his brother and other accused in the case.

S Natarajan allowed the petitions filed by the Maran brothers and others seeking their discharge, holding that there was no prima facie case against them.

The had on March 9 reserved orders for today in the case.

The CBI had alleged that an illegal private was set up at the Chennai residence of during 2004-06 when he was the and it was used for the business transactions involving the Sun Network owned by his brother

The central agency had alleged that had caused a loss of Rs 1.78 crore to the exchequer.

The other accused, who have been discharged, are former BSNL K Brahmanathan, former M P Velusamy, Dayanidhi Marans Gauthaman, and other officials.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 19:00 IST