CHENNAI: The Madras high court on Monday cancelled the interim anticipatory bail granted to former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in an illegal telephone lines case.
Justice S Vaidhyanathan, who allowed the CBI’s cancelation plea, granted three days for the ex- minister to surrender.
Maran was granted conditional, six-week interim bail on June 30 by justice R Subbiah, just a day before he was to appear before the CBI in Delhi on July 1, 2 and 3.
CBI sought to cancel the interim relief saying he had not cooperated with the investigating agency and that he had furnished contradictory information during inquiry.
According to CBI sources, over 300 BSNL lines connected to Dayanidhi Maran’s house were rerouted to Sun TV’s office for commercial purposes during his tenure as minister, causing losses to the tune of several crores of rupees to BSNL and the exchequer. Sun TV is owned by Dayanidhi’s brother Kalanidhi Maran.