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Aircel-Maxis case: Protection from arrest to Chidambaram extended till Feb 1

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A today extended till February 1 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union P and his son in the Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the ED.

Special CBI O P Saini put up the matter for February 1 after Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, told the court that the ongoing probe was about to be completed.

Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and A M Singhvi, appearing for the father-son duo, sought extension of protection granted to Chidambarams.

CBI also informed the court that requisite sanctions to prosecute certain public servants, accused in the case, has been obtained.

It had earlier said that similar nod was procured for P

The court also adjourned the money laundering case, lodged on the basis of CBI case, for the next date after ED's made the request in this regard.

and his son were named in the charge sheet filed by the in the case on July 19. The agency filed a supplementary charge sheet before the special judge, who had fixed it for consideration on July 31.

The CBI is probing how Chidambaram, who was the in 2006, granted a (FIPB) approval to a foreign firm, when only the (CCEA) was empowered to do it.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 15:06 IST