He appeared for questioning at 11 AM at the agency headquarters here and was being examined by a team of officials of Special Task Force of CBI which is handling the investigation in the case, CBI sources said.

Maran was called on Monday for questioning but he skipped the scheduled meeting, they said. He approached the Madras High Court seeking interim anticipatory bail which was granted to him yesterday. Earlier, the Madras High Court had granted bail to three officials of Sun TV, who were arrested by CBI in connection with the case.

They were V Gowthaman, former Additional Private Secretary of Maran, Chief Technical Officer S Kannan and electrician L S Ravi. CBI has alleged nearly 323 residential lines were allegedly in the name of the BSNL General Manager connecting the Boat House residence of Maran with the office of Sun TV through a dedicated underground cable during his tenure as the Telecom Minister.

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