The Supreme Court has extended the stay on the arrest of EX telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with telephone exchange case.
The stay on the arrest of former union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with a illegal telephone exchange scam had been extended by Supreme court. October 1 is fixed for the next hearing date by the Apex court which also asked the Union govt to file its response in connection with the case.
The CBI appealed in the Supreme Court earlier to give the order to arrest Maran in the illegal telephone exchange case.
An FIR had been registered against Maran and others alleging that during his tenure Telecom Minister from 2004-07, over 300 high-speed telephone lines were provided at his residence and his brother Kalanithi Maran’s SUN TV channel to enable its uplinking.
Dayanidhi Maran’s interim anticipatory bail has been cancelled by Madras High court on August 10 directing him to surrender before CBI in three days saying that he misused his office by obtaining phone connections illegally.
The CBI said that enough proof’s are there to show Maran’s hand in the illegal telephone exchange scam. CBI said that Maran was not co-operating with the investigation and the relevant documents that which had been asked by CBI were not yet submitted by him.
Maran subsequently filed a plea challenging the Madras High Court’s decision to cancel his bail and asking him to surrender in a case.
Maran argued that Madras high court cancelled his bail without considering legal circumstances. He argued ”There is no danger of me leaving the country and fleeing or even influencing the witnesses in the case and hence the cancellation of anticipatory bail is wrong”.