Aircel Maxis case: All accused including Dayanidhi Maran discharged

A special court on Thursday discharged all the accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, including former Communications Minister Dayanidhi Maran.

Aircel Maxis case: All accused including Dayanidhi Maran discharged

A special court on Thursday discharged all the accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, including former Communications Minister Dayanidhi Maran.

Maran will not be tried for alleged corruption, a Delhi judge ruled.

Maran had been accused by investigating agencies of forcing the owner of Aircel,  as a minister in the UPA-I government, to sell the firm to a Malaysian company which allegedly paid Maran a huge kickback of nearly 700 crores as thanks.


In 2014, the CBI filed charges against Maran, his media mogul brother Kalanithi Maran and T Ananda Krishnan, a Malaysian tycoon, for colluding to allow Maxis take control of Aircel, a Chennai-based company owned at the time by C Sivasankaran.

He has alleged that as Telecom Minister, Maran withheld crucial permissions and clearances as a pressure tactic till he sold the telecom to Maxis in 2006.