Supreme Court suspects CBI shielding former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in Aircel issue

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The Supreme Court today expressed serious doubts about the fairness of the conduct of CBI in giving a clean chit to former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran who is facing allegations of coercing former Aircel owner S Sivasankaran...

The Supreme Court today expressed serious doubts about the fairness of the conduct of CBI in giving a clean chit to former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran who is facing allegations of coercing former Aircel owner S Sivasankaran to sell his company to a Malaysian firm in which the family members of the ex-minister were having stakes.

A bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhayay disapproved the approach of the CBI virtually accusing it of shielding the DMK leader.

Maran had to resign as Union Textiles Minister following the exposure of his role in the sale of Aircel.

The owner of Aircel had accused Mr Maran of sitting over his file till 2006 to force him to sell his company to Maxis in which his family members were having stakes.