In a big set-back for former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, the Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet against him in the Aircel-Maxis case.
ED has named nine accused in the case, including Chidambaram, who is named as accused #1, S Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies. CBI Special Judge OP Saini fixed November 26 for consideration of the chargesheet.
This is the second chargesheet being filed by ED in the Aircel Maxis Case. The chargesheet mentions about illegal FIPB approval by Chidambaram.
In its chargesheet filed earlier in the case against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others, the agency had alleged that Chidambaram had granted an FIPB approval in March, 2006 to Mauritius-based Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Maxis.
The Maran brothers and the other accused named in the CBI chargesheet were discharged by the special court, which had said the agency had failed to produce any material against them to proceed with the trial.
Both Chidambaram and Karti have denied the allegations levelled against them by the CBI and the ED