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Focus on Maran and Ananda Krishnan of Maxis in 2G scam
TT Correspondent |  |  05 Jan 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the CBI, Enforcement Directorate and the government to file a reply within 10 days on Prashant Bhusan’s plea that the CBI has not yet taken any action-n against Dayanidhi Maran in the 2G scam case where CBI filed an FIR against him on October 10, 2011.

 

A bench of Justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly on Thursday  issued notices. Next hearing will be held on January 20. It is expected that the CBI may also file its status report on Maran by then.

 

In the court proceedings today, Bhushan started arguments saying that no action has yet been taken against Maran.

 

In his petition, Bhusan said that the CBI had investigated the matter related to corruption and misuse of official position by Maran when he was Telecom Minister. Over 4-5 months of investigations, the CBI found the involvement of seven persons/entities.

 

The CBI then filed an FIR on October 9, 2011 and searched the premises of the accused on October 10, 2011. Since then over two months have passed, the CBI is deliberately going slow in the case and has not made any arrests in the case, said Bhushan.

 

“Petitioners submit that this was the most clear-cut case of corruption and quid pro quo, and is being made weak by the CBI. Chargesheet should have been filed in this case several months back.”

 

Bhushan also said that the CBI’s decision not to book Essar Group and its promoters under the Prevention of Corruption Act was due to intervention of CBI Director and Law Minister Salman Khurshid.

 

The Supreme Court also sought response from CBI and ED on this issue.

    
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05 Jan 2012(IST)  
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I agree with Prashant Bhushan. The public opinion is with Mr Bhushan. Maran should be arrested immediately. Ananda Krishnan should be arrested immeditaely.
Posted By :- P Ramesh
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Maxis is the real culprit. Ananda krishnan should be arrested immediately. If he is a criminal he should be treated as a criminal.
Posted By :- vikram
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This is litmus test for the Malaysian government. It is believed that Ananda Krishnan is close to the Malaysian government. If Malaysian governemnt supports an accused like Krishnan, then it will be proved that the Malaysian government is also criminal.
Posted By :- Raghu
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Malaysian government should also take action against Ananda Krishnan and Raulf Marshall. It will increase credibility of the Malaysian government.
Posted By :- K Singh
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Maran brothers are main culprit. With the arrest of Maran brothers, and strong chargesheet against them, the 2G case will come to a logical conclusion. I do not think that Chidambaram is involved in any way in 2G scam. And the Prime Minister is innocent.
Posted By :- S Murthy
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Dear John, Arbitration in Singapore was not on corruption or quid pro quo. It was on the issue why Aircel did not floated IPO so that Sivasankaran could get his dues. The FIR clearly shows that Ananda Krishnan and Raulf Marshall are involved in the crime. But CBI has to investigate further so as to file chargesheet. I am sure the Indian investigative agency will keep on doing its professional work.
Posted By :- S Murthy
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It is ok to pass comments like this with just media based info.please also note that CBI has to do a thorough job of investigation. With so many cases and interdependency, day to day follow up at courts and lack of quality investigators etc ,CBI can not be simply faulted with lack of knowledge of it's constraints.Media portrayal of CBI and Telecom has been very unfair so far and our media and highly motivated and selfish opposition is responsible for such a bad impact on our Indian economic growth .For India sake, for the youthful indian society sake, for the sake of the Indian image ,let us stop this irresponsible,unfounded and unauthenticated allegations.
Posted By :- C S Rao
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