New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti have been named as accused by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Aircel Maxis money laundering case.
In the chargesheet submitted at the Patiala House Court in the national capital, the CBI listed Chidambaram, his son Karti and 16 others as accused in the case. Some govt officials, both serving and retired, have been named in chargesheet.
The CBI in the chargesheet mentioned that two sets of money trails were discovered regarding Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance. The court will take cognizance of the matter on July 31.
Last week, a Delhi court had extended Chidambaram and his son Karti’s protection from arrest till August 7 in connection with the money laundering case.
The matter pertains to Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance being given to the firm M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investment in Aircel. Chidambaram was finance minister at the time.
(With PTI inputs)