Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram, Karti protected from arrest till May 30https://indianexpress.com/article/india/aircel-maxis-case-protection-from-arrest-to-chidambaram-karti-extended-till-may-30-5712301/

Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram, Karti protected from arrest till May 30

The court, which had earlier granted them protection till May 6, extended this after senior advocate A M Singhvi, representing Chidambaram and Karti, filed a petition for the same.

Aircel-Maxis case: Protection from arrest to Chidambaram, Karti extended till May 30
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram. (File Photo)

A Delhi court Monday extended interim protection from arrest to Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti till May 30 in connection with the Aircel-Maxis cases.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Information (CBI) are probing allegations of irregularities in granting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to a foreign firm when Chidambaram was Union finance minister in 2006.

The court, which had earlier granted them protection till May 6, extended this after senior advocate A M Singhvi, representing Chidambaram and Karti, filed a petition for the same.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED and CBI, had asked the court for additional time to complete the probe.