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Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram accuses Enforcement Directorate

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Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram

New Delhi, July 11: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday accused the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of a witch-hunt in the Aircel-Maxis case since there was no FIR in the matter. “In the Aircel-Maxis case, there is no FIR mentioning a scheduled offence and no public servant has been named. The ED is on a witch-hunt and the allegations will be answered in court,” the former Union Finance Minister tweeted.

A special court here on Tuesday extended till August 7 the interim protection from arrest granted to P. Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Special Judge O.P. Saini directed Chidambaram to join investigations, whenever required. The ED had claimed the former Finance Minister and his son Karti were evasive in their replies and as such the ED would not be able to get to the truth if they were granted bail. (IANS)