Court ex­tends pro­tec­tion from ar­rest to Karti

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A Delhi court granted Karti Chi­dambaram in­terim pro­tec­tion from ar­rest till May 2 on Mon­day in two cases filed by the CBI and ED in the Air­cel-Maxis mat­ter aris­ing out of the 2G spec­trum cases.

Spe­cial Judge O P Saini granted re­lief to the son of se­nior Congress leader P Chi­dambaram 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 on March 24 granted in­terim re­lief to Karti till to­day af­ter con­sid­er­ing that both the in­ves­tiga­tive agen­cies had sought time to file their re­sponses on his an­tic­i­pa­tory bail plea.

Karti had filed a plea seek­ing pro­tec­tion from ar­rest in the Air­cel-Maxis mat­ter, in which the CBI and the ED lodged cases in 2011 and 2012, re­spec­tively.

The mat­ter per­tains to grant of For­eign In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion Board (FIPB) clear­ance to firm M/S Global Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Hold­ing Ser­vices Ltd for in­vest­ment in Air­cel. In Septem­ber 2015, the CBI had filed its sta­tus re­port re­gard­ing a probe into the FIPB ap­provals in the case.

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