Aircel-Maxis: ED charge sheets Dayanidhi Maran, others

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a charge sheet against former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran and five others involved in a money laundering case related to the Aircel-Maxis deal.

The charge sheet was filed before Special Judge O.P. Saini, who has fixed January 18 for further hearing.

ED has named Maran, his brothers Kalanithi Maran, Kalanithi’s wife Kavery Maran, and three others including two companies as accused in the case.

It had in April 2015 attached the assets estimated Rs.742.05 crore held by Dayanidhi Maran, Sun Group Chief Kalanithi Maran and Kavery in the case.

It was alleged that Dayanidhi Maran influenced a Malaysian businessman to buy Aircel by coercing its owner Sivasankaran to part with his stake.

The ED has booked the accused under the various charges dealing with money laundering.

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