Chidambaram, Karti get interim bail in Aircel-Maxis case
Delhi court today granted anticipatory bail to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in Aircel Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.
Special Judge O P Saini granted relief to the father-son duo and also directed them to join the probe in the cases.
In event of arrest, they will be released on a personal bond of one lakh rupees and one surety of like amount.
The court said that both the probe agencies, instead of arguing the matter, were seeking date after date since the filing of the complaint on the pretext of further investigation.
It also said that the probe in the Aircel-Maxis cases has been highly belated by both the agencies as almost entire material was in their possession since the beginning.
It said, the conduct of the agencies to seek date after date on the pretext of further probe speaks for itself and needs no elaboration.
The Court added that the allegations of the agencies against the Chidambarams were not of grave magnitude as money laundered was only 1.13 crore rupees.
They are under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal as also the INX Media case