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Aircel-Maxis Case: Supreme Court Asks ED & CBI To Complete Investigation In Next 3 Months

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| September 20 , 2018 , 20:38 IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete their investigation in all the 2G spectrum cases and related cases arising out of it including the Aircel-Maxis deal.

The apex court has given a deadline of three months to complete the investigation.

A bench of Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan granted three more months to investigating agencies to complete the probe after the counsel appearing for the ED and CBI sought time as they needed to confront some accused through e-mails.

The ED and CBI are investigating Karti Chidambaram's alleged role in getting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance for the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when his father P Chidambaram was the Union Finance Minister.

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The investigative agencies have questioned former Finance Minister and his son in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

On March 12, the apex court had given a deadline till September 12 to the two central agencies to complete probe in the alleged irregularities in FIPB approval to the Aircel-Maxis deal.

On July 19, 2018, the CBI had filed a supplementary charge sheet before a special court against the Congress leader and his son for alleged irregularities and criminal conspiracy in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

The CBI had also named 10 individuals, including public servants, and six companies as accused in the case.

(With Inputs From IANS)