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Aircel-Maxis case: Hearing against Maran brothers adjourned till May 2

ANI | Updated: Feb 15, 2019 23:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 15 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing in connection with CBI and ED's appeal against Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case to May 2.
Four weeks time has been given to those who have not filed a reply and another four weeks time given to file a rejoinder.
The ED on February 3, 2017, moved the Supreme Court against the special court's order on Aircel-Maxis case which discharged Maran brothers and other accused without furnishing the bail bond properly.
The ED also urged the apex court to not release the properties attached in the case.
Maran brothers were accused by investigating agencies of helping Malaysian group Maxis to acquire Aircel in exchange for a kickback of approximately Rs 700 crores
The court also discharged Kalanithi's wife Kavery Kalanithi, South Asia FM Ltd (SAFL) Managing Director K. Shanmugam and two companies -- SAFL and Sun Direct TV Pvt Ltd (SDTPL) in two different cases.
The CBI Court on December 19, 2016 deferred pronouncing its orders against the Maran brothers and others to December 22, 2016.
A special 2G court had earlier on September 17 last year dismissed the applications filed by the ex-telecom minister and his brother, challenging its jurisdiction to try the Aircel-Maxis deal case in which they have been summoned as accused.
The Maran brothers challenged the jurisdiction of the special 2G court in both cases lodged by the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI.
The Enforcement Directorate alleged that two firms, South Asia FM Limited (SAFL) and Sun Direct TV Private Ltd. (SDTPL), had received Rs. 742.58 crore as "proceeds of crime" from Mauritius-based firms and that the two firms were then allegedly controlled by Kalanithi Maran. (ANI)

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