CBI Gets Sanction To Prosecute Chidambaram In Aircel Maxis Case

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| November 26 , 2018 , 17:42 IST

CBI told the court that it has sanction to prosecute former Union Minister P Chidambaram of the Congress in the Aircel-Maxis case on Monday.

P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram have been charged with money laundering, under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

According to media reports, in an application filed in the court of Special Judge O P Saini, the CBI said that it had filed a charge sheet in the case against 18 accused, including Chidambaram on July 19, 2018.

“The competent authority in the Central Government has accorded sanction for prosecution of accused P Chidambaram under section 197 of CrPC and section 19 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) and the same is being filed herewith,” the application added.

In a supplementary charge sheet, the ED, which investigates economic crimes, named Chidambaram as accused number 1. It also named eight others, including S Bhaskar Raman and four Maxis companies.  

Mr Chidambaram, 73, had been accused of misusing his office as finance minister in the Congress government of Dr Manmohan Singh to clear foreign investment deals in exchange for which his son, Karti Chidambaram, was given kickbacks.

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The court will hear the matter on December 12.

Congress asserts that all investment approvals granted during his tenure were above board and that he is being framed because he is one of the most vocal critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government.

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