Aircel-Maxis case: Maran brothers appear in CBI court, case adjourned till July21

| Updated: Jul 11, 2016 18:50 IST

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and other accused person on Monday moved to Delhi CBI Court for bail in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. The court has adjourned the case till July21. The Enforcement Directorate on Friday filed a complaint against Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, his wife Kaveri Kalanithi and others in a money laundering case. The complaint is a spin-off of the corruption case lodged by the CBI in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The complaint alleged that Rs. 742.58 crore was paid for Dayanidhi Maran by two Mauritius-based companies through Sun Direct TV Pvt. Ltd and South Asia FM Ltd. The ED had earlier last week issued summons to Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, over his alleged role in the Aircel Maxis Scam case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The ED has specifically ordered Karti to produce payments of around $2 lakh received from Maxis during the scam period. Karti has reportedly amassed a huge amount of wealth through his dealings between 2006-2014, when his father P Chidambaram was a cabinet minister in the UPA Government. According to reports, the investigators of the case have found the details of Karti's investments during their probe of the alleged acquisition of telecommunication company Aircel by Malaysian company Maxis. (ANI)