SC orders Dayanidhi Maran to face trial in telephone exchanges cases
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SC orders Dayanidhi Maran to face trial in telephone exchanges cases

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered former telecommunications minister, Dayanidhi Maran, to face trial in connection with the case of alleged setting up of "illegal" telephone exchanges to benefit his brother Kalanithi Maran's Sun TV Network.

According to the CBI, over 700 high-end telecommunication lines were installed at Maran's residences, causing the exchequer a loss of Rs 1.78 crore.

Headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justices R Banumathi and Navin Sinha, the bench said it was not inclined to interfere in the appeal filed by the accused, and all the allegations could be dealt with during the trial. (UNI)