CHENNAI: In what could be a major setback to former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, the Madras High Court on Monday cancelled the interim anticipatory bail granted to him while cancelling his bail application.
But as a little relief Justice S Vaidiyanathan granted three days time for Dayanidhi Maran to surrender before the CBI court here in Chennai.
On June 30, the High Court granted six weeks anticipatory bail to Dayanidhi Maran in connection with the illegal telephone exchange case.
Subsequently on July 16 the Central Bureau of Investigation moved the Madras High Court to quash the anticipatory bail granted to him alleging no cooperation from his part during interrogation. The agency also sought for custodial interrogation of Maran.
Allegations against Dayanidhi is that while he was serving as a union minister he had abused his official position and gave oral instructions to the then Chief General Managers of BSNL and had took connections of 323 telephone connections, four leased circuit and 19 post paid connections installed in his Boat Club Road residence.
The telephone exchange was allegedly used to transmit data for the Sun TV Network, promoted by his elder brother Kalanithi Maran and there by caused a loss to the tune of Rs 1.20 crore to BSNL.