Media baron Kalanithi Maran too, quite like his brother and former union minister Dayanidhi, will have to go and face the trial court in the illegal telephone exchange case, the Supreme Court bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph ordered on Friday(August 17).
The brothers have been charged with the Prevention of Corruption Act, with the CBI alleging that an illegal private telephone exchange was set up at the residence of Dayanidhi Maran during 2004-06 when he was the telecom minister and it was used for the business transactions involving the Sun Network owned by Kalanithi.
Today the Supreme Court refused to interfere and said go and face the trial.
On July 30 Dyandhi was also told by the court to face trial.
The Madras high Court, where the case was originally in, had refused to interfere in the verdict of the trial court, at which Maran had approached the top court for relief.
—India Legal Bureau