Law to take own course in ED case against Maran brothers: Cong
Congress today said law will take its own course in the case of money laundering instituted by the Enforcement Directorate against former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran.
New Delhi Congress today said law will take its own course in the case of money laundering instituted by the Enforcement Directorate against former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case.
"We never comment on the actions of any constitutional body or any issue of illegality pending before any court. Naturally law will take its own course in such matters," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi told reporters here.
He was replying to questions on the case registered by the ED against Maran brothers on Tuesday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The case pertains to an alleged illegal gratification of about Rs 550 crore received by the Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
Maran, a former Union Telecom Minister, had quit from the Cabinet last year after allegations were made that he had favoured Malaysian firm Maxis over Aircel in grant of telecom licences in 2004-05.
Maran has denied the allegations.
The CBI too is probing Maran and his brother and Sun TV MD Kalanidhi in connection with these allegations.
The agency is also investigating the case for alleged contraventions of foreign exchange rules in this deal as it registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), an equivalent of the FIR.
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