The ED on May 2 had moved the Delhi High Court challenging a special court's February 2 order discharging the Maran brothers and others in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.
The special court had said that the charges were based on "misreading of official files", speculation and surmises of the complainant.
Special Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI Judge OP Saini, while discharging the Maran brothers, had said that no prima facie case warranting framing of charges against any of the accused was made out on the basis of the material placed on record before it.
The special court, in two separate orders, had said that the case was based on the foundation that Dayanidhi Maran and then Additional Secretary (Telecom) JS Sarma deliberately delayed approval relating to several issues, including the issuance of Unified Access Services licences to Aircel, to force Chennai-based promoter C Sivasankaran to exit from the telecom sector.
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