CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram, son in Aircel-Maxis case

New Delhi, July 19: The CBI today filed a supplementary charge sheet against former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti, naming them accused in the Aircel Maxis deal case.
The charge sheet was filed before special CBI judge O P Saini who has fixed July 31 for considering the document.
The senior Congress leader’s role had come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal of Rs 3,500 crore and INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.
It was during his tenure as the finance minister in the UPA-I government that clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) was granted to the two ventures in which alleged irregularities have been found.

India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram speaks during a news conference in New Delhi March 20, 2013. The Indian government said on Wednesday it was still able to pass reform legislation in parliament, a day after its biggest ally abruptly quit the ruling coalition, but ministers did not answer questions on whether it would call a snap election. The withdrawal of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has rattled markets, who are worried that it has left Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unable to pass reforms needed to turn around the country's worst economic slowdown in a decade. Chidambaram said the government would have enough support in parliament to pass legislation. REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

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