According to latest news, the highest investigation agency of the country, CBI, has today submitted its status reports in the Aircel-Maxis deal in the Supreme Court.
The CBI said in its report today that the domestic investigation in the case is complete.
Source said that the CBI is probing a powerful person in Malaysia in connection with Aircel-Maxis deal. However, now the CBI said that its investigation has been completed in Malaysia and Mauritius.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court has now made a surveillance saying prima facie investigation shows nexus.
The CBI has already questioned the former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with this deal. His ex-secretary Nripendra Mishra has told the investigating agency that Dayanidhi Maran targeted Aircel to benefit his brother’s company.
Nripendra Mishra is an important witness for the CBI in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
Talking to media, CBI sources said, “SUN TV group owned by Maran’s brother Kalanithi benefitted to the tune of Rs 750 crores because of Dayanidhi’s tactics. Aircel founder Shivasankaran had testified before the CBI that Maran forced him into selling his stake in Aircel to benefit his own brother Kalanithi Maran.”
However, Dayanidhi Maran had denied granting telecom licences to him.
Nripendra Mishra had also told the CBI that the former telecom minister caused an extraordinary delay in approval of initial spectrum to Shivasankaran’s group in spite of the proper presence as well as approval by the Defence ministry.