CBI Files Status Report on PC role in Maxis Deal

Published: 10th September 2015 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th September 2015 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:The Central Bur­eau of Investigation on Wednesday submitted a status report to the Supreme Court on the progress of its probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases, including its investigation concerning former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

“We are filing the status report in four sealed covers which include the investigation concerning P Chidambaram,” senior advocate K K Venugopal told a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra.

Last year, the CBI filed a chargesheet saying it would investigate the circumstances under which then Finance Minister Chidambaram had given FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) approval in 2006 to the Aircel-Maxis deal. It named former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran as accused.

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy told the bench that the probe by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate into the Aircel-Maxis deal was stuck and not moving further. Responding to this, Venugopal said the chargesheet had been filed a year ago but nothing had come out of the probe into the FIPB clearance. Swamy said Chidambaram had been interrogated by the CBI in December last year, but nothing had happened thereafter.

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