ED, CBI submit status reports in Aircel-Maxis case

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New Delhi,  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday submitted status reports in Aircel-Maxis case, involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti, before a Delhi court.

The ED submitted the report in a sealed envelope and told the court that active investigation is underway in the matter.

The CBI informed that Letters Rogatory (LR) had been sent to Malaysia and the status was awaited on it.

Letter Rogatory is a formal request for judicial assistance from a foreign court. The agency also claimed to be working on a new lead.

After submission of reports, District Judge Sujata Kohli posted the matter to February 20 at 10 a.m.

The court had on January 31 directed both the agencies to file a status report in the matter in two weeks.

Issuing directions, the court had earlier observed that the allegations mentioned in the charge sheet appeared to be “quite serious in nature” and keeping the matter as “adjourned sine die” was not conducive to the interest of justice”.

Chidambaram and his son are currently out on bail.

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