Aircel-Maxis case: SC extends deadline by 3 months, Probe Agency Told

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline for CBI and ED by three months to complete the investigation in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. Former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram have been questioned by the agencies during the ongoing probe.

A bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan directed the investigation should be completed in three months. However, the SC on Tuesday allowed senior Karti to travel to the UK from September 20 to September 30.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Enforcement Directorate urged the top court to give around two-three months to complete the probe as it needs to confront some accused with several e-mails.

P Chidambaram was questioned by the CBI in the case on December 6, 2014, while Karti was questioned on November 19, 2014 after money-laundering case in the Aircel-Maxis matter arising out of 2G spectrum cases.

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