New Delhi, July 19: P Chidambaram, the former finance minister of India on Thursday was filed under a new chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Aircel-Maxis case. The agency claimed that then FM has misused his position and disdained the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to grant clearance to M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd in order to invest in Telecom company Aircel.
Hours after the news of fresh chargesheet that was filed in Delhi Court, the current MP claimed that the charges filed by CBI are only “preposterous allegation” and the court will finalize what is wrong or right.
He took to Twitter and confidently wrote down: “CBI has been pressured to file a charge sheet to support a preposterous allegation against me and officers with a sterling reputation. The case is now before the Hon'ble Court and it will be contested vigorously. I shall make no more public comment,”
CBI has been pressured to file a charge sheet to support a preposterous allegation against me and officers with a sterling reputation. The case is now before the Hon'ble Court and it will be contested vigorously. I shall make no more public comment.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 19, 2018
Worthy to mention that CBI has filed chargesheet against the former FM and his son Karti Chidambaram along with other 16 retired or working officials.
The case that has its roots in the 2G spectrum is of 2006 where FIPB rules were flouted to grant permission to Maxis to acquire 74% stake in Aircel.
Notably, under the case Karti was arrested arrested in February when he returned from United Kingdom. Later, Patiala House Court extended father-son duo’s interim protection till August in the same case. Recently, on 10th July, Enforcement Directorate remarked on Aircel-Maxis money laundering case and stand against the anticipatory bail provided to Chidambaram. They claimed that if bail will be granted in the matter than it would be difficult for them to reach the truth.