SC Will Take Up Plea in Aircel-Maxis Deal on Sep 23: Swamy

Swamy said his petition seeking probe against P Chidambaram, his son Karti in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal to be heard in SC on Sept 23.

Published: 21st September 2015 07:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2015 07:38 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

CHENNAI: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said his petition seeking futher probe against former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal would come up for hearing in Supreme Court on September 23.

He was speaking to reporters in the Madras High Court campus after appearing in connection with a PIL filed by him challenging the suspension of Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings.

Swamy said a report submitted by the Enforcement Directorate in a sealed cover would be opened by the apex court on that date.

He has sought further probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal relating to the alleged role of Chidambaram, then Finance Minister, in giving it Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance.

On his petition against CSK's suspension over betting charges, the BJP leader said the Chennai team had not committed any crime and its huge fans following had been affected by the action.

He also claimed that online betting was not banned in states like Maharashtra and Goa and wondered why spectators be punished because for some "deviations" by CSK official Gurunath Meyappan.

In reply to a query about security in the High Court due to the recent ruckus by sections of lawyers, Swamy said central security such as Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or CRPF was required for the Madras High Court.

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