Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the Madras High Court’s decision to cancel his bail and give him three days’ time to surrender before the CBI in a case related to alleged installation of telephone exchange at his residence.
A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur allowed urgent hearing of the Maran’s appeal seeking anticipatory bail after senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned the matter before it. The matter will be heard by the bench on Wednesday.
The HC on Monday granted Maran time till 4.30 pm on August 13 to surrender before the investigation agency on the charges that he misused his office for wrongful gains by setting up an illegal telephone exchange in his house in Chennai while he was telecom minister in 2004-07.
The HC while cancelling Maran’s interim anticipatory bail on Monday rejected his charges of political vendetta, saying Maran prima facie misused his office by obtaining telephone connections illegally, and allegations against him were backed by material.