New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday requested a Delhi court to reject the anticipatory bail plea of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case and pressed for his custodial interrogation.
The ED submission came in a reply to Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea. The ED filed the reply before Special Judge O.P. Saini who is scheduled to hear the plea on November 1. On October 8, the court had extended interim protection from arrest to Chidambaram and his son Karti till November 1 in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
Citing various top court judgments, the ED pressed for custodial interrogation of the former Minister. The ED said the investigation pertaining to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval granted fraudulently by Chidambaram has to some extent been concluded, while with regard to certain issues it is still going on. (IANS)
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