ED ques­tions PC for over 6 hrs in Air­cel-Maxis case

The Hitavada - - PASTIME -

FOR­MER Fi­nance Min­is­ter P Chi­dambaram was on Tues­day ques­tioned for over six hours by the En­force­ment Direc­torate (ED) dur­ing his sec­ond round of ap­pear­ance in the Air­cel-Maxis money laun­der­ing case, even as he re­it­er­ated that there was no of­fence com­mit­ted.

The se­nior Congress leader ar­rived at the ED of­fice here shortly be­fore 11 am and left af­ter 5 pm, of­fi­cials said. Soon af­ter, Chi­dambaram tweeted, “An­other round of ques­tions by ED in

Air­cel-Maxis case. I re­mind my­self that there is no FIR and no of­fence is al­leged.”

Of­fi­cials said the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer of the case recorded Chi­dambaram’s state­ment un­der the Pre­ven­tion of Money Laun­der­ing Act (PMLA) to­day, like the last time. Chi­dambaram was ear­lier ques­tioned in the case on June 5 by the ED, an agency that in­ci­den­tally re­ported to him dur­ing his ten­ure in the Fi­nance Min­istry.

It is un­der­stood that the agency put across a fresh set of ques­tions to the Congress leader regarding the AircelMaxis deal and on de­ci­sions taken by him in con­nec­tion with this case.

NO FIR LODGED OR ANY OF­FENCE AL­LEGED, SAYS CHI­DAMBARAM: P C, who was ques­tioned for the sec­ond time by the ED in the Air­cel-Maxis deal case, re­it­er­ated that this was hap­pen­ing with­out any FIR be­ing lodged or any of­fence al­leged.

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