Delhi court issues summons to P Chidambaram and his son Karti, Here's why

New Delhi: Former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Kirti Chidambaram seem to be facing increasing difficulties in the Aircel Maxis case. A Delhi court on Saturday issued summons to the duo. The court had earlier reserved its verdict on Monday. A Delhi court had summoned Rajya Sabha member and former Union minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti Chidambaram and others on Saturday after taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and enforcement directorate (ED) in the Aircel Maxis case.

Earlier, Special Judge of Rouse Avenue Court Mk Nagpal had reserved his verdict in the case on Monday. Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, appearing for the investigating agencies, had earlier informed the court that the agencies had sent letter rogatory (LR) to various countries and some developments had taken place in this regard. CBI had also said that she was working on a new lead. The court had sought a report from the agencies saying that the allegations mentioned in the letter were of a very serious nature.

The matter, which is being investigated by CBI and ED, is linked to alleged irregularities in the acceptance of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in the Aircel-Maxis deal. FIPB was reportedly approved in 2006 when the Congress government was there and Chidambaram was the Union Finance Minister.

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