A Delhi Court today i.e., December 18, 2018, extended the protection granted to former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram from arrest in the Aircel-Maxis scam till January 11, 2019.
Special Judge O.P. Saini extended the relief after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) submitted that new material has been recovered which needs to be collated.
The court has also granted time till January 11, 2019, to the CBI to get sanction to prosecute some people accused in the case.
On November 26, 2018, the CBI had told the court that Centre had granted sanction to prosecute P. Chidambaram.
The case relates to alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board’s (FIPB) approval in Aircel-Maxis deal.