NEW DELHI (AFP) - India, reeling from a telecom graft scandal that has forced the resignation of one minister, is conducting an investigation into the actions of his predecessor in the job, police said Thursday. India's top federal police agency said it was conducting a "preliminary investigation" into the activities of former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, who currently serves as textile minister in the embattled Congress government. The inquiry was launched to "see if there is any evidence of any conspiracy, any rules flouted," Dharini Mishra, a spokeswoman for the Central Bureau of Investigation, told AFP. Tehelka magazine published a cover story alleging that Maran's family-owned Sun TV Network.