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