Ananda, director summoned to appear before Indian authorities


(FMT) – The Indian Home Ministry will serve the summons on the duo through the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

Business tycoon T. Ananda Krishnan, and former Maxis director Ralph Marshall, have been summoned by India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) to appear before it in the second week of November, according to the Economic Times (ET). “This is the first time the ED, which probes money laundering, is asking the Maxis promoter to appear before it”.

“The latest request is being sent with more evidence. We hope that the Malaysian authorities will cooperate,” the Indian business publication quoted a senior Indian Home Ministry official as saying.

Earlier, an Indian Court issued a letter rogatory to a court in Malaysia, seeking assistance in getting Ananda to testify in India, but to no avail. “Both ED and CBI have named Ananda in their charge sheets in the case”.

Marshall was originally scheduled to appear before the ED in January but Malaysian authorities had some queries for India on the matter.

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