New Delhi, April 16: Delhi Court today gave relief to Karti Chidambaram by granting interim protection from arrest till May 2 in two cases filed by the CBI and ED in the Aircel-Maxis matter arising out of the 2G spectrum cases.
This relief is given by Special Judge O P Saini after the counsel for the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought time to argue on Karti's application seeking anticipatory bail.
The submission was supported by the CBI counsel who requested the court to put up the matter for next date. The court had granted interim relief to Karti till today on March 24.
A case that sparked off in 2011 is still struggling to be resolved. The Aircel-Maxis case involved 745 crores in which former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother and wife along with P.Chidambaram were also said to be involved.
Central Bureau of Investigation earlier told that it is investigating former Congress Finance Minister P Chidambaram for the clearance he gave to Malaysian firm Maxis to buy 100 percent of Aircel.
The CBI also said it had made this known to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The BJP MP has said Chidambaram illegally granted Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to the Rs 3500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006.