Aircel-Maxis matter: Hearing against Maran's brothers deferred till Jan. 9

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 21:13 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 22 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday deferred the pronouncement of orders on framing of charges against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis case to January 9. A special 2G court earlier on September 17 dismissed the applications filed by Dayanidhi and his brother, challenging its jurisdiction to try the Aircel-Maxis deal case in which they have been summoned as accused. Pronouncing the order, the court said, "There is no manner of doubt that by the standard of subject matter and periodicity of alleged crime, the case fairly/squarely falls within the description/ designation of the 2G scam." During the hearing, the Marans submitted before the court that the Aircel-Maxis dispute was a private matter and not part of the alleged 2G spectrum scam. Therefore, the court designated to deal exclusively with the 2G spectrum scam should not hear the matter Marans challenged the jurisdiction of the special 2G court in both the cases lodged by the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI. (ANI)