The court will consider this issue
Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for Chidambaram and his son, said their matter was not linked with Maran’s and should be heard separately. The court said it would consider the issue when it hears the matter. Before Chidambaram and his son were made accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, a special court on February 2, 2017 acquitted Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others.
CBI is investigating
The ED and CBI later filed supplementary charge sheets naming Chidambaram in the alleged scam. The CBI is probing how Chidambaram, when he was the finance minister in 2006, granted Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to a foreign company when only the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was empowered to do so. . The ED is probing money laundering in the Aircel-Maxis case.
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