The Enforcement Directorate moved Delhi’s Patiala House court on Monday seeking cancellation of interim relief from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram in an Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.
ED also accused Karti of not cooperating in the investigation, and showing “irritation” and sometimes even “anger” during interrogation, which was one of the conditions on which he was granted interim bail.
Karti has also been blamed by the agency for giving “tailor-made responses” to their questions – hence custodial interrogation was sought.
The hearing will be held at 2 pm at Delhi’s Patiala High Court.
On August 7, Delhi’s Patiala House Court extended interim protection to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son, Karti Chidambaram, till October 8, in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.
The Aircel-Maxis deal case, which emerged out of 2G spectrum cases, pertains to a grant by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to firm M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investment in Aircel. The FIPB approval was allegedly granted in the year 2006 when Chidambaram was the Finance Minister under the UPA-I government.
(With inputs from ANI)