Relief to Karti Chidambaram, Delhi Court prolongs interim protection from arrest until July 10
New Delhi: A Delhi court granted interim protection from arrest to Karti Chidambaram till July 10, on Wednesday, in two cases filed by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate in the Aircel-Maxis case arising out of 2G spectrum cases.
Special Judge OP Saini gave relaxation to the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought time to argue on Karti’s petition asking anticipatory bail.
The submission was supported by the CBI counsel who requested the court to put up the matter for the next date.
The court had on April 16 granted interim relief to Karti till today after considering that both the investigative agencies had sought time to file their responses on his anticipatory bail plea.
Karti had filed a plea seeking protection from arrest in the Aircel-Maxis matter, in which the CBI and the ED lodged cases in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
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.