CBI examines BSNL records on Maran`s `exchange`

CBI is scrutinising crucial documents received from BSNL on allocation of over 300 high-capacity telecom lines to Dayanidhi Maran`s residence.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 17:54 PM IST

New Delhi: CBI is scrutinising crucial
documents received from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on
allocation of over 300 high-capacity telecom lines to former
Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran`s residence that were
allegedly used by a private channel owned by his brother.

Sources said the scrutiny will take another two months
after which CBI will be filing a regular case in the matter.

The agency had sought these documents from the state run
telecom firm after filing preliminary enquiry in the case.

The sources in the agency said they were trying to figure
out how the allocation of such a huge number of ISDN lines
capable of carrying very large data was made to Chennai
residence of the former Telecome Minister and how was it
connected to Sun TV Channel office.
They are also trying to analyse the losses suffered by
the operator because of these dedicated lines.

The agency had sought documents related to sanction given
for setting these ISDN lines which are capable for carrying
huge amount of data.

The CBI has asked the Telecommunication Department to
provide them with technical details of the alleged set-up
connecting Sun TV office and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi
Maran`s residence.
Nearly four years after getting complaints, the CBI has
started a formal probe into allegations that a `virtual`
telephone exchange was set-up at the then Telecom Minister`s
for facilitating data transfer from Sun TV owned by his
brother Kalanithi Maran.

PTI