New Delhi, January 6: The Supreme Court has provided a deadline of 2 weeks to Maxis owners to appear in court in order to escape the seizure of Aircel spectrum. The SC on said Aircel spectrum shall be seized and transferred to some other provider by the government is the deadline is not followed.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar asked Malaysia-based Maxis group of companies and its owner Krishnan to show up and explain the reason behind disobeying the repeated summons if they wanted this order to be altered.
“We can’t allow anyone to use the assets of this country and run away from the process of law…if he wants to use the spectrum, he must come here and face the law,” said the court as told by Indian Express.
The next date of hearing is scheduled for February 3. Meanwhile, it had asked the company to plan some modification to ensure that the customers are not affected.
The order came in connection to the CBI probe, which claims that Aircel owner was compelled by then Union Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran to sell majority shares to Krishnan and his company Maxis Malaysia. CBI had filed a charge-sheet against Maran and Krishnan, besides others claiming Maran received a bribe of Re 642 crore.