On 30th June, 2015, the former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, a prime accused in the illegal telephone exchange case was granted interim anticipatory bail by the Madras High Court.
He has been granted bail for 6 weeks on the condition that on 1st July, he appears before the CBI and cooperate with the agency in the investigation to the case.
Earlier, the Madras High Court had granted bail to the three officials of Sun TV, who were arrested by CBI in connection with the case.
The three were V Gowthaman, former additional private secretary of Maran, Chief Technical Officer S Kannan and electrician L S Ravi.
CBI has alleged that more than 300 high-speed telephone lines were provided at Maran’s residence and extended to his brother’s SUN TV channel to enable its uplinking.
It has named Maran and BSNL officials in the FIR filed in October 2013 following a preliminary inquiry in which the agency claimed to have found enough material to proceed with a regular case against the former minister.