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ED summons P Chidambaram’s son Karti in Aircel- Maxis deal

The Enforcement Directorate, in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal in the 2g scam has issued summons to Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidamabram. This is the first time that a notice has been issued to Karti in the case which is being investigated since last year.

The agency has asked Karti to appear himself on person or to send an authorised representative and submit personal financial documents related to the firm this week.

Karti has denied all allegations and has promised complete cooperation with the police. Meanwhile, his father father P Chidambaram had accused the government of launching a “malicious onslaught” against his family.

“If the government wishes to target me, they should do so directly, not harass friends of my son who carry on their own businesses and have nothing to do with politics,” the Congress leader had said. The Aircel-Maxis deal is being probed by both ED and CBI and the case is a part of the overall probe in the 2G scam case.

 

In August last year, the Enforcement Directorate had issued summonses to two directors of a firm linked to Karti in connection with the probe in this case. The agency had also filed a charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal that was part of the 2G spectrum allocation case and had named former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi, his wife Kavery Kalanithi and few other individuals and two companies as accused in the case.

It had said the approval was given when Chidambaram was Finance Minister in 2007.

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