Aircel-Maxis case: Court summons P Chidambaram, son Karti on December 20

A Delhi court docket on Saturday took cognisance of the chargesheets filed by the CBI and the ED towards former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti within the Aircel-Maxis case and summoned them on December 20.

Special Judge MK Nagpal handed the order after noting that there was enough proof to summon Chidambaram and the opposite accused within the corruption and money-laundering circumstances lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) respectively.

The CBI and ED had earlier knowledgeable the court docket that letters rogatory have been despatched to the United Kingdom and Singapore, in search of sure data concerning the probe, and there have been some developments in that regard.

Letters rogatory are formal communication in writing despatched by the court docket through which motion is pending to a overseas court docket, requesting judicial help.

The commonest treatments sought by letters rogatory are service of course of and the taking of proof.

While the ED was represented by Special Public Prosecutor N Ok Matta, advocate Noor Rampal appeared for the CBI.

The circumstances relate to alleged irregularities within the grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval within the Aircel-Maxis deal.

The approval was granted in 2006, when Chidambaram was the Union finance minister.

The CBI and the ED had alleged that because the finance minister, Chidambaram had granted approval to the deal past his capability, benefitting sure individuals, and obtained kickbacks.