Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram appears before ED's Delhi office

The ED, earlier in the day, sought time for filing a detailed reply in the money laundering case.

Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram appears before ED's Delhi office

NEW DELHI: Former Union minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate at their Delhi office in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case. Earlier in the day, the senior Congress leader was given protection by a Delhi Court from arrest by ED until July 10, 2018.

The ED has also sought time for filing a detailed reply in the money laundering case.

The next hearing in the case has been fixed on July 10, the same date on which hearing against Karti Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case is scheduled.

Last month, senior Chidambaram had moved the Delhi court seeking protection from arrest in Aircel Maxis money laundering case. The court has issued a notice to Enforcement Directorate seeking its reply by June 5 and has directed ED to not take any coercive action against Chidambaram till then.

During May beginning, the Delhi court granted Karti Chidambaram interim protection from arrest till July 10 in two cases filed by the CBI and ED in the Aircel-Maxis matter arising out of 2G spectrum cases.

The matter pertains to grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to firm M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investment in Aircel.

In September 2015, the CBI had filed its status report regarding a probe into the FIPB approvals in the case.

The agency had in June 2016 also issued a notice to A Palaniappan, director of Chess Management Services, a company promoted by Karti.

(With inputs from agencies)

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