SC moved to stop Aircel-Maxis selling spectrum to Reliance, Bharti Airtel

A plea was today filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, CBI and ED to stop Aircel-Maxis from selling allotted spectrum to Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications, claiming it would allow Maxis to “escape law and abscond” with crores of rupees.

The NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation, filed an application in the apex court wherein it has also sought directions to attach the properties and spectrum of Aircel.

Both CBI and Enforcement Directorate have already filed separate chargesheets in the Aircel-Maxis deal case and have named former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi and others as accused.

It has been alleged that Marans had coerced C Sivasankaran, then owner of Aircel, to sell his shares to T Ananda Krishnan, who was the promotor of Malaysian company, Maxis.

A special CBI court has reserved its order on framing of charges against all the accused.

The case against them had arisen during the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam which was monitored by the apex court.

The plea, filed through advocate Prashant Bhushan, claimed that promoters of Aircel have started the process of selling the spectrum allotted to them and the equity in December and they are “desperate to complete all the deals as soon as possible”. .

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief

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