- The court fixed the matter for further hearing to July 10
- The ED can, however, summon the Congress leader for questioning
- ED claims improper process followed in foreign direct investment
The Enforcement Directorate, which is in charge of investigations, has sought more time to file a reply to Mr Chidambaram's arguments.
After the hearing, Mr Chidambaram reached the agency's office for questioning in the case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation and the ED are investigating the foreign investment clearance granted in 2006 for the Aircel-Maxis deal, when Mr Chidambaram was Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.
The case will be heard again on July 10, when the court is also expected to hear the anticipatory bail plea of Karti Chidambaram, the son of the former Union minister, in the same case. Karti Chidambaram is an accused in the INX Media case and is out on bail.
The agency alleged that after the approval was received, Aircel Televentures Limited paid Rs 26 lakh to a company linked to Karti Chidambaram.
The former minister has described the agency's action in this case as a "crazy mixture of falsehoods and conjectures".
In September last year, the ED attached assets worth Rs. 1.16 crore belonging to Karti Chidambaram and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with this case.