Chidambarams’ interim protection from arrest extended till March 25

New Delhi: A special court here on Friday extended interim protection from arrest to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti till March 25 in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

This is a second time in a month that the court has extended the protection to the two. The court had issued a similar order on February 18, extending the protection till March 8.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are probing how Karti Chidambaram got clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when his father was the Union Finance Minister.

The ED on October 25, 2018, had filed a chargesheet naming Chidambaram and a few others. Earlier in July same year, the CBI had filed another chargesheet against 18 persons in the case.