ED files additional charge sheet against P. Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case

NEW DELHI: Fomenting trouble for senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, has been named as an accused in a supplementary chargesheet filed by Enforcement Directorate in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

The agency has named nine accused in the case including Chidambaram, S Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Earlier on October 8, a Delhi Court, extended the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti till November 1, in the Aircel-Maxis case filed by the CBI and the ED.

Among those arraigned are S. Bhaskararaman, Aircel Televentures Limited; V Srinivasan, Astro All Asia Networks Plc (Malaysia); Maxis Mobile Sdn Bhd (Malaysia); and Augustus Ralph Marshall, a resident of Malaysia. Bumi Armada Berhad and Bumi Armada Navigation Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, have also been named.

The chargesheet filed by the ED will reportedly be considered by the Delhi court on November 26. CBI Special Judge OP Saini fixed November 26 for consideration of the chargesheet. However Mr. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram had denied all the charges.

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