CBI files chargesheet against Dayanidhi Maran and his brother
The CBI yesterday filed a charge sheet against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi
New Delhi: The CBI yesterday filed a charge sheet against former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi among others for allegedly using 764 high-speed data lines at the former's residence which were used by a private TV channel causing loss of Rs 1.78 crore to the exchequer.
The charge sheet has been filed in a Special Court in Chennai under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and forgery and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, CBI said.
The agency has alleged in the charge sheet that altogether 764 telephone numbers were provided to Dayanidhi for which no bills were raised causing a loss of Rs 1.78 crore to BSNL, Chennai and MTNL, Delhi.
CBI also named the former minister's brother Kalanithi Maran who was Managing Director of Sun TV Network Limited, the then Chief General Managers of BSNL, two executives of Sun TV network and an aide of Dayanidhi in the charge sheet.
The loss to the exchequer in crores of rupees
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