A Delhi court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.
Special Judge O P Saini granted relief to the Chidambarams and directed them to join the probe in the cases by CBI and ED.
"In event of arrest, they be released on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of like amount. The accused are directed to join the investigation,” the court said.
The Chidambarams are under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal as also the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.
This comes as some sort of a breather for Chidambaram as he was refused pre-arrest bail in the INX media money laundering case by the Supreme Court today. The top court had dismissed Chidambaram's plea challenging the Delhi High Court denying him anticipatory bail in the case.
A bench of Justice R Banumathi and AS Bopanna said this is not a fit case to grant anticipatory bail. Grant of anticipatory bail to Chidambaram at this stage will hamper the investigation. The investigating agency has to be given sufficient freedom to conduct a probe into the case, the apex court had said.