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Aircel-Maxis case: Swamy moves SC seeking probe into Chidambaram's role

The top court had earlier asked Swamy to bring "concrete material" to support his allegations

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy (Photo: PTI)
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy (Photo: PTI)

leader on Friday moved the Supreme seeking early hearing on his plea alleging that illegality was committed by then Minister in granting clearance to the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006. A bench comprising Chief Justice and Justices A M Khanwilkar and said it would consider the plea for early hearing. The top had earlier asked Swamy to bring "concrete material" to support his allegations. Chidambaram has denied the allegations levelled by Swamy. Swamy had earlier argued before the that the then Minister had given Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the deal which should have been referred to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), headed by the Prime Minister, as the alone was empowered to clear foreign over Rs 600 crore. He had claimed that the money involved in the process was around Rs 3,500 crore and clearance was given by the then Minister, who should have sent it to He had referred to the CBI charge sheet in the Aircel- Maxis deal case and said the agency had claimed the Minister was competent to give approval of projects up to Rs 600 crore. A special had discharged former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his industralist brother Kalanithi Maran and others who were chargesheeted by the CBI and ED in connection with the and a money-laundering matter relating to the deal.

First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 21:45 IST
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