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Former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the summons issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Aircel-Maxis case.
On September 27, the CBI had summoned Karti to appear before it on October 4.
During the investigation, the ED found that Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval given by P Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis deal was beyond his mandate.
The law enforcement agency, in its investigation, also found that the amount for the FIPB approval was wrongly projected to conceal the facts.
It also found that the company promoted by Karti and his cousin allegedly received two lakh dollars from Maxis Group in the guise of software consultancy.
The CBI, however, clarified that the investigation in the matter is still underway.
Karti wrote to the CBI, stating that as per the notice issued on February 2, 2017, the investigation agency does not have any jurisdiction to issue a summons to him.
The Aircel-Maxis deal refers to a series of allegations of kickbacks in the telecom sector, which was part of the wider 2G scam that engulfed the UPA regime.
In 2011, former Aircel head C Sivasankaran complained to the CBI that he was being forced by then telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran to sell Aircel to the Malaysia-based Maxis Communications group owned by T Ananda Krishnan.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy had alleged that in 2006 a company controlled by Karti received a five per cent share of Aircel to get part of Rs. 4,000 crore, paid by Maxis for a 74 per cent stake in Aircel.
According to Swamy, P. Chidambaram withheld the FIPB clearance till the five per cent was paid to Karti.