The Delhi High Court today rejected both the anticipatory bail pleas filed by the UPA era finance minister P Chidambaram. Fearing arrest in a case related to INX Media scandal that involved charges of corruption and money laundering, the senior Congress leader had filed a petition seeking anticipatory bail.
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Meanwhile, the CBI and other agencies are also probing a similar case involving Chidambaram and his son, the Aircel-Maxis scam. The CBI is probing alleged irregularities in grant of FIPB approval in Aircel-Maxis deal, while the ED is probing alleged money-laundering related to the deal.
Yesterday, the ED had summoned P Chidambaram in an alleged aviation scam during the UPA era when lucrative slots and routes were given to foreign airlines, thereby incurring massive losses to Indian carrier Air India.