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NEW DELHI: A Delhi court today sought a response from Karti Chidambaram son of former Union minister P Chidambaram in a Aircel Maxis money laundering. The plea came after the court extended the interim protection of the father-son duo till October 8 last week.

Special CBI judge O P Saini asked Karti to file his response by September 18 on the plea of the ED which alleged that the son of senior Congress leader has violated the condition imposed by the court while granting relief.

The probe agency has alleged that Mr Chidambaram was not cooperating with the investigation. In its plea, the ED said that even during investigation, Karti had either remained silent or answered after consulting his lawyers.ED is also probing a separate money-laundering case in the Aircel-Maxis matter and a charge sheet was filed against Karti Chidambaram by the agency on July 13.

The senior Congress leader’s role has come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Rs 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal and the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.Both Karti Chidambaram and P Chidambaram have denied allegations in the matter.


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