Citing the recent Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) of US Government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) publishing details of former Minister Dayanidhi Maran accepting bribes from Maxis, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) should speed up the probe on Aircel-Maxis Scam. In a detailed letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swamy said that many people tried to hush-up the scam and Malaysia’s Maxis Group also have money trails with NDTV, which was also unearthed by Indian agencies. Swamy accused that the controversial Spice Jet exchange resulted in the saving of Maran from the Aircel-Maxis case.
Swamy citied the SAR report of US agencies saying bribe money came to Maran from Maxis subsidiary Astro Overseas Ltd. NDTV also received from the same Maxis subsidiary, Swamy said the transfer of many honest officers from the ED, who tracked down these money trails has hampered the investigation. “Not only Mr. Maran got a bribe but his subsequent escaping of prosecution is connected with the “throw-away” sale of Mr. Maran’s owned Spice Jet Airway. As a consequence, Mr. Maran was acquitted in the Aircel Maxis but Spice Jet Airways came to be owned by a close associate of one of your former Ministers.
“Now with the revelation of the US Government’s FinCEN, it is urgently necessary to once again kick start the moribund Aircel-Maxis scam investigation and prosecution by the CBI and ED, without the bureaucracy hampering the investigation,” said Swamy, detailing the how the dubious transfer of Spice Jet by Marans to Ajay Singh sabotaged the probe in Aircel-Maxis case .
 Swamy writes to ED, urges probe of $150 million Money Laundering in dubious SpiceJet deal – Jul 14, 2017, PGurus.com
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