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Congress leader Chidambaram, son summoned in Aircel case

Special Judge M K Nagpal noted there was sufficient evidence to summon Chidambaram and the other accused in the corruption and money-laundering cases lodged by the CBI and the ED respectively.

Published: 28th November 2021 10:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2021 10:52 AM   |  A+A-

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram (File Photo | PTI)

NEW DELHI:  A Delhi court on Saturday summoned Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel Maxis case on December 20. The court took cognizance of the chargesheets filed by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the case.

Special Judge M K Nagpal noted there was sufficient evidence to summon Chidambaram and the other accused in the corruption and money-laundering cases lodged by the CBI and the ED respectively.

“In view of the above and even despite the pendency of further investigation on certain aspects as stated in the chargesheet and nonexecution of the pending LRs (letters rogatory), this court is of the opinion that sufficient grounds exist to take cognizance and to proceed further into the matter against all the accused persons charge-sheeted,” the court order stated.

The CBI and ED had earlier informed the court that letters rogatory were sent to the United Kingdom and Singapore, seeking certain information regarding the probe, and there were some developments in that regard. Letters rogatory are formal communication in writing sent by the court in which action is pending to a foreign court, requesting judicial assistance.

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