The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in Aircel-Maxis deal till September 25, on a plea of Enforcement Directorate seeking cancellation of interim relief of Karti Chidambaram.

However, the apex court allowed Karti Chidambaram to travel to the U.S. from 20th to 30th September.

Currently, Karti is under the CBI and ED scanner for his involvement in the Aircel-Maxis case.

The ED alleged that the liberty granted to Karti Chidambaram is “blatantly and brazenly hampering, subverting, jeopardising and protracting” the investigation pending against him.

Earlier, on August 7, Delhi’s Patiala House Court extended interim protection to Karti and his father, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, till October 8 in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.

The father-son duo has been under the scanner of investigating agencies, CBI and ED, for granting FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) clearance to M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investing in the telecom major Aircel. Chidambaram has been accused of misusing his powers and flouting norms to grant FIPB clearance to M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd.

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