ED files supplementary charges against P Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case
25 October 2018
The Enforcement Directorate has filed supplementary charges against former finance minister P Chidambaram and eight others in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.
The agency named nine accused in the case, including Chidambaram, S Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies.
CBI Special Judge OP Saini fixed 26 November as the date for consideration of the case, according to ANI.
This is the second chargesheet prepared by ED in the Aircel Maxis Case. The charges pertain to illegal FIPB approval by Chidambaram.
In July, the CBI had filed charges against Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case. His son Karti Chidambaram, who is out on bail in the INX Media case, was also named in the case filed in Delhi’s Patiala House court.
In the charges filed earlier in the case against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others, the agency had alleged that Chidambaram had granted an FIPB approval in March 2006 to Mauritius-based Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Maxis
The CBI claimed that two illegal payments of Rs26 lakh and Rs87 lakh were paid to Karti Chidambaram’s companies — Chess Management and Advantage Strategic (allegedly indirectly owned by him) during the Aircel-Maxis deal for the FIPB clearance when his father P Chidamabarm was the finance minister.
Meanwhile, the Delhi high court earlier today extended P Chidambaram's interim relief from arrest till 29 November in the INX Meida money laundering case.