Aircel-Maxis probe in India is over: CBI to SC

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 16:44

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that its probe involving the Aircel-Maxis deal in India is over.

However, the central investigating agency said that its probe in Malaysia and Mauritius is still going on.

Responding to the report submitted by the CBI, the Supreme Court said that prima facie the probe (into Aircel-Maxis deal) indicates nexus.

CBI has also appraised the court that some financially and politically powerful persons were hampering the probe.

The Telecom Watchdog TRAI had earlier sought an investigation into the role of Dayanidhi Maran, alleging that the former telecom minister created a situation where Sivasankaran - the original owner of Aircel - was forced to sell-off his entire stake in the company to Malaysia-based Maxis owned by T. Ananda Krishnan.

First Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 16:35

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