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'CBI probing charges against DMK's Maran'

June 04, 2011 10:30 IST

The anti-corruption branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation, which is currently investigating the 2G spectrum case, is also looking into allegations about the involvement of Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran in the multi-crore scam, CBI Director Amar Pratap told rediff.com.

"A lot of information is coming in for this particular case and we will have to sift through the allegations and try to find out whether he (Maran) favoured any particular company or not," Singh quipped.

But he denied some reports by leading national newspapers which claimed that a businessman from Malaysia has contacted the agency and offered to depose against Maran.

Speaking on the anti-corruption drive launched by the CBI in the 2G spectrum scam, he said, "In the last six months, there have been a number of high profile cases registered by the CBI in which action has been taken against very prominent personalities. These investigations are still going on".

He quoted former president A P J Abdul Kalam, stating, "If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are father, the mother and the teacher"

Singh said that if the country is to be free from corruption then the campaign against graft should start at the school level, where the children should be made aware of the issue by their teachers.

Onkar Singh in New Delhi
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