Karti refuses to appear before CBI; 'grill me', says Chidambaram

Aircel-Maxis case P Chidambaram tells CBI to stop harassing his son question him instead

According to the CBI charge sheet submitted in a special court, Mauritius-based M/s Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of Maxis, had sought approval for an investment of Dollars 800 million in Aircel.

"In Aircel-Maxis, FIPB recommended and I approved minutes".

The CBI, however, clarified that the investigation in the matter is continuing. "By order dated February 2, 2017, the Special Judge has quashed the charges and terminated the proceedings".

The FIR lodged by the CBI on May 15 had alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Karti's father, P Chidambaram, was the Finance Minister. As FM, I granted approval in the normal course of business, " he said.

Karti Chidambaram refused to appear before the CBI on Thursday.

The letter further stated that his appearance should not be insisted before the court.

Karti's lawyer, in a statement, said it is incorrect that Karti had refused to appear before the CBI.

The junior Chidambaram was asked to appear before the investigators at its headquarters in CGO complex in south Delhi's Lodi Road area, said sources in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Aircel-Maxis case refers to alleged irregularities in granting approval to foreign investment in 2006 when Mr. Chidambaram was the Union finance minister. He was earlier summoned by the CBI on 21 July.

The party said people of the country would not be fooled by such diversionary tactics of the BJP government from its abject failures on the core issues of unemployment, economic downslide, farm distress, demonetisation disaster and a repressive tax regime with the entire spectrum of state authorities being used to convert the country into a police state.

In 2011, former Aircel head C.

"However, the approval was granted by the then finance minister". He said a special court had discharged all the accused and ended proceedings, a claim strongly contradicted by the CBI, which asserts that the investigation is still on. Karti Chidambaram is accused of facilitating bribes in the Aircel-Maxis transaction.

According to Swamy, Chidambaram withheld the FIPB clearance till the 5 per cent was paid to Karthi.

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