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ED files charge sheet against Karti Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (ED) today filed a charge sheet in a against Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Union and P Chidambaram, in the Aircel-Maxis case.

The ED has also mentioned the name of former union Chidambaram at various places in the charge sheet. However, he has not been arrayed as an accused in the probe report submitted by the agency before

Apart from Karti Chidambaram, the agency has also named and its directors and Ravi Viswanathan, and and its in the charge sheet under section 4 (punishment for money laundering) of the Prevention of Act.

The court has now posted the matter to July 4 for consideration of the charge sheet.

Special Public Prosecutors Nitesh Rana and N K Matta, appearing for the ED, told the court that a total of Rs 1.16 crore allegedly belonging to Karti Chidambaram, has been attached by the agency.

According to sources, the agency in its charge sheet, filed through A R Aditya, mentioned that the former Union minister's son has been linked with various individuals and companies involved in the (FIPB) approval given to the Aircel-Maxis deal.

It also alleged that was in the process of alienating the property involved in the in order to frustrate the proceedings under PMLA.

The sources said that the charge sheet contained considerable factual details of the case, details of the investigation conducted so far, along with relevant material.

The agency told the court that it might file a supplementary charge sheet in the case.

The court has already granted interim protection from arrest till July 10 to in two cases filed by the CBI and the ED in 2011 and 2012, respectively in the Aircel-Maxis matter arising out of 2G spectrum cases.

The matter pertains to grant of FIPB clearance to M/s for investment in

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 17:10 IST