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Delhi Court to consider charge sheet for Aircel-Maxis case against Karti Chidambaram today

Delhi Court to consider charge sheet for Aircel-Maxis case against  Karti Chidambaram today

On Friday, Patiala House Court will consider the charge-sheet in the Airtel-Maxis filed by ED (Enforcement Directorate) against Kati Chidambaram.

 

On Wednesday the charge-sheet to be considered but was delayed due to the absence of the concerned judge.

 

On February 28, Karti Chidambaram was arrested at Chennai Airport while he returned from United Kingdom for his alleged role in the Aircel-Maxis deal scam case. It came out of the 2G spectrum case, pertains to a grant to the firm M/G Global Communication Holding Services Ltd by the FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) for investment in Aircel.

 

ED said that former Finance Minister and Karti’s father Mr P Chidambaram was authorised to agreement approval on the project proposal of up to Rs 600 crore by FIPB in 2006.

 

On Friday, Delhi Court will consider the charge sheet against Karti in the money launding case to Aircel-Maxis frilled by ED. As per the prosecution complaint Mr Karti Chidambaram who is controlling his 2 firms have apparently received Rs. 1.16 crore as bribe money in the case. Mr P Chidambaram was recently questioned by ED and CBI in the Aircel-Maxis and the INX media money laundering cases respectively. ED probe report said that the bribe was made by Aircel’s parent company named as ATVL (Aircel Televentures Ltd), Maxis and its associate Malaysian companies to ASCPL (Advantage Strategic Consultancies Pvt Ltd) of Rs 26 lakhs and Rs 90 Lakhs to CMDPL (Chess Management Services Pvt Ltd).

 

Under section 4 of the PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) in the charge-sheet, the agency has also named Padma Bhaskararamana & Ravi Viswanathan directors of ASCPL and CMSPL director Mr Annamalai Palaniappa. On February 7, 2012 on the basis of FIR registered by CBI the ED has registered the case under the sections of PMLA.

 

Till July 10, the court has granted interim protection to Mr Karti Chidambaram in the cases filed by CBI and RD in 2011 and 2012 but his anticipatory bail plea is pending before the court.

Even Mr P Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea is also pending before the court and till July 10 he has been granted protection from arrest by court in money laundering case.