In the Aircel Maxis Money Laundering case, the ED has filed a charge sheet in the court on Wednesday against ED Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram. However, in this charge sheet, P. Chidambaram has not been named as accused, whom CBI and ED had recently questioned about INX Media and Aircel Maxis Deal. However, the ED has indicated to some other people to file supplementary chargesheets to make the accused later.
In an investigation into the ongoing Aircel-Maxis bargain as part of the 2G spectrum allocation case, ED has claimed in the chargesheet filed before duty magistrate Ruby Alka Gupta, Patiala House, that in this case, Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ASCPL) and Chas Management Services Pvt Ltd (CMSPL), which is taking 90 lakh rupees Longer had control of Karti and the amount received in kickbacks for getting permission to deal in the Aircel-Maxis as FDI. In addition to Karti in the charge sheet, ASCPL and its director Padma Bhaskaraman and Ravi Vishwanatha and CMSPL and its director Annamalai Palaniyappa have also been named as accused. The hearing will be on July 4.
Karti on advance bail
The special court located at Patiala House had stayed on May 2 for hearing on the anticipatory bail petition of Karti on July 2 on the arrest. In this case, the court later extended the ban on the arrest of Karti’s father P. Chidambaram on June 5 till July 10. CBI and ED are investigating the role of Karti in allowing Aircel Maxis to get permission for Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in 2006. At that time his father P. Chidambaram was the Union Finance Minister. Let me tell you that Karti is also accused in the case of allowing FDI in foreign investment of Rs 305 crores to INX Media.