Delhi court progresses on plea against Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis money laundering case
A Delhi court today sought response of Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, on a plea of Enforcement Directorate seeking his custodial interrogation in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.
The probe agency has alleged that Karti was not cooperating with the investigation, which was one of the conditions imposed on him while granting him interim relief.
On August 7, the Delhi court had extended till October 8 the interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram and Karti in the Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the ED for the alleged offenses of corruption and money laundering respectively.
They were named in the charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case on July 19.
The CBI is probing how P Chidambaram, who was the finance minister in 2006, granted a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to a foreign firm when only the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was empowered to do it.
The senior Congress leader's role has come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Rs 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal and the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.
Both have denied the allegations leveled against them by the CBI and the ED.