Enforcement Directorate, CBI file status report of investigation in Aircel-Maxis cases

Enforcement Directorate, CBI file status report of investigation in Aircel-Maxis cases

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate and therefore the CBI filed a standing report of their investigation into Aircel-Maxis cases before a Delhi court on Friday.

The ED told District Judge Sujata Kohli that active investigation into the matter was happening , while the Central Bureau of Investigation informed her that letters rogatory had been sent to Malaysia and therefore the status was awaited.

Judicial requests, also referred to as letters rogatory, are issued by courts on the request of an investigation agency when it wants information from another country.

The probe agencies are investigating how Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader P Chidambaram, received clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when his father was the Union minister of finance .

The CBI and therefore the ED had alleged that P Chidambaram, as minister of finance during the United Progressive Alliance regime, granted approval to the deal beyond his capacity benefitting certain persons, and received kickbacks.