P Chidambaram Not Cooperating In Aircel-Maxis Case, Says Probe Agency

Probe agency Enforcement Directorate, which filed its response to the anticipatory bail plea of P Chidambaram, said that he has remained evasive.

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P Chidambaram Not Cooperating In Aircel-Maxis Case, Says Probe Agency

The hearing on P Chidambaram's plea will take place before Special Judge OP Saini on Thursday. (File)


New Delhi: 

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday opposed in a Delhi court the anticipatory bail plea of former union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case and sought his custodial interrogation.

ED, which filed its response to the anticipatory bail plea of Mr Chidambaram, said that he has remained evasive and was not cooperating in the probe.

The hearing on P Chidambaram's plea will take place before Special Judge OP Saini on Thursday.

The court had on October 8 extended till November 1 the interim protection from arrest granted to Mr Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case filed by the CBI and the ED.

Mr Chidambaram had filed the petition for protection from arrest in the ED case on May 30 this year after which he got relief from the court on various occasions.

The agency on October 25 had filed charge sheet against Mr Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case, accusing him of conspiring with foreign investors to clear their venture.



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