New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday granted interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram till August 7, in the Aircel Maxis case.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram, earlier in the day, had filed a fresh anticipatory bail plea in Delhi’s Patiala House Court in the money laundering case.
On July 10, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed a detailed reply in the case and opposed Chidambaram’s previous anticipatory bail.
In its statement, the ED said that they have come to a bonafide conclusion that under anticipatory bail, it will not be possible to reach the truth.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on July 19 filed a fresh charge-sheet in the Aircel-Maxis case in a Delhi Court against 18 accused, including Chidambaram, his son, Karti, and select government officials (serving and retired).
The Aircel-Maxis deal case, which emerged out of 2G spectrum cases, pertains to an FIPB clearance, granted to firm M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investment in Aircel.