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Aircel Maxis Case: SC Agrees To Hear Subramaniam Swamy's Plea

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| June 25 , 2018 , 15:24 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of Senior BJP Leader Subramaniam Swamy in the Aircel Maxis case. Swamy pleaded to implead himself in a fresh petition against an officer of the Enforcement Directorate who is probing the Aircel Maxis deal case.

In his petition, Swamy argued that the petition filed by Rajneesh Kapur seeking inquiry of assets of ED officer Rajeshwar Singh in which the court had sought assistance from the Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, was an attempt to delay the ongoing probe in the Aircel-Maxis case.   

Rajneesh Kapur had filed a fresh petition alleging that ED officer Rajeshwar Singh who is the investigating officer in the Aircel-Maxis case has amassed disproportionate assets beyond the known sources of his income.

A vacation bench comprising justices Arun Kumar Misra and S K Kaul also agreed to hear the plea of ED officer Rajeshwar Singh that contempt proceedings be initiated as attempts have been made to impede the ongoing investigation in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Taking to Twitter Subramanian Swamy also launched an attack on four unnamed members of the Narendra Modi Government who according to Swamy had tried and failed at postponing the hearing.

Subramaniam Swamy had earlier moved the apex court for a speedy investigation in the Aircel-Maxis case. The Supreme Court of India on March 12 had set a deadline of six months for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete the investigation into the alleged irregularities in FIPB approval given in the Aircel-Maxis deal case in which former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram have been questioned by the investigation agencies.