Aircel-Maxis Case: Court extends interim relief for P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram till May 30

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New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A special court here on Monday again extended the interim protection from arrest for former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti till May 30 in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

The order came after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought more time to continue its ongoing probe.

The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are probing how Karti Chidambaram got clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when his father was the Union Finance Minister.

The ED on October 25, 2018, had filed a charge sheet naming him and a few others in the case.

Last July, the CBI had filed another charge sheet against 18 persons.

The CBI had on November last year told the Special Court the Central Government has granted sanction to prosecute former Finance Minister P Chidambaram. Besides, Chidambaram, a government’s sanction is required for prosecution of 5 Public Servants. There are a total of 18 accused in the Case.

P Chidambaram and son has filed an anticipatory bail in May last year. His protection from arrest has been extended from time to time.

Karti Chidambaram is contesting the ongoing national polls 2019 from Sivaganaga Lok Sabha Seat.

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