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Aircel Maxis case: ED moves Delhi Court seeking cancellation of interim relief granted to Karti Chidambaram

  Special CBI Judge OP Saini has agreed to hear the plea at 2 pm after the probe agency told the court that custodial interrogation of Karti Chidambaram was required in the matter.  

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 10, 2018 11:27 IST ]
The ED is also probing a separate money-laundering case in

The ED is also probing a separate money-laundering case in the Aircel-Maxis matter and a charge sheet was filed against Karti Chidambaram by the agency on July 13.

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday moved a Delhi court seeking cancellation of the interim relief granted to former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram in a Aircel Maxis money laundering case.

Earlier on August 7, the Delhi Court had extended the interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram and his son till August 8 in the Aiecel-Maxis cases field by the ED and CBI for the alleged offences of corruption and money laundering respectively.

Special CBI Judge OP Saini has agreed to hear the plea at 2 pm after the probe agency told the court that custodial interrogation of Karti Chidambaram was required in the matter.

P Chidambaram and his son were named in the charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case on July 19.

The ED is also probing a separate money-laundering case in the Aircel-Maxis matter and a charge sheet was filed against Karti Chidambaram by the agency on July 13.

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.

Taking a cue from the CBI FIR, the ED is probing the money laundering in the matter.

P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram have been questioned by the ED on various occasions, even though the politician has not been arrayed as an accused.

Both Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram have denied the allegations levelled against them by the CBI and the ED.

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