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Under Anticipatory Bail It Will Not Be Possible To Reach The Truth, Says ED On Aircel Maxis Case

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| July 10 , 2018 , 12:54 IST

The Enforcement Directorate in its reply to the Patiala House Court on Tuesday said that it would be difficult to investigate the truth under the anticipatory bail to the suspects. The Patiala House Court granted anticipatory bail till August 7 to P. Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel Maxis deal case.   

ED in its detailed response against the court’s decision of extending the bail said, “It is most respectfully submitted that the agency has reached to a bonafide conclusion that under anticipatory bail it will not be possible to reach the truth."

ED further said, “P Chidambaram is evasive in his replies to why the total foreign inflow to the tune of US $ 800 million was approved by him on March 13, 2016, deliberately and intentionally without raising any objection.”

The Patiala House Court earlier this day extended the interim protection from arrest to August 7 to the Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel Maxis deal case.

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he Aircel-Maxis deal case came into view after the 2G spectrum cases. It pertains to an FIPB clearance to firm M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investment in Aircel.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Karti of taking illegal kickbacks from INX Media to get it Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to receive funds from abroad worth Rs 305 crore in 2007 during the regime of the Congress-led UPA government when his father P Chidambaram was the finance minister.