India’s Central Bureau of Investigation have charged former Indian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mr Dayanidhi Maran with criminal conspiracy, corruption and bribery. Mr Maran allegedly helped rig grants for telecom licences.
Mr Maran is the second federal minister to quit in less than a year in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of second-generation bandwidth.
The Central Bureau of Investigation began looking at alleged rigging in 2008 but are now looking at all licence and bandwidth allocations since 2001.
The Central Bureau of Investigation also believe that Mr Maran could have been involved in forcing the owners of Aircel Ltd to sell out to Maxis Communications Bhd in 2008.
Mr Maran denies the allegations.