2G: Maran forced me to sell Aircel to Maxis: Sivasankaran
CBI recorded statement of former Aircel chief in connection with 2G spectrum scam.
New Delhi: CBI on Monday recorded statement of former Aircel chief C Sivasankaran in connection with its ongoing investigations in the second generation spectrum allocation scam during UPA-I regime.
CBI sources said Sivasankaran was asked to meet its
officials to clarify certain questions and series of events
involving alleged irregularities in spectrum allocation to
Aircel, a telecom firm founded by him and later sold to
Malaysian firm Maxis.
Sivasankaran heads USD three billion conglomerate, Siva
Group, with operations in realty, telecom, shipping, energy
and agri exports and e-education/software.
Sources said Sivasankaran statements were being recorded
at an undisclosed location in the national capital.
They said Sivasankaran had alleged that he was forced by
DMK MP and Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran to sell his stake
in Aircel to Maxis.
Sivasankaran had alleged his applications for licences
were rejected when Maran was the telecom minister in 2006,
forcing him to sold his company to Maxis, whose owner is
considered to be close to Maran and his brother Kalanidhi, who
owns Sun TV.