Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Aircel-Maxis deal: Karti Chidambaram gives ED investigation a miss

Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidamabram, failed to appear before Enforcement Directorate to join investigation on Tuesday in connection with money laundering investigation in the Aircel-Maxis deal of the 2G scam. The agency had issued summon to Karti to join investigation on Tuesday.
“Karti informed the agency that he will be unable to come on Tuesday as he has other engagement and sought more time from the agency,” said a senior ED officer.Following which the agency has granted him fresh time to submit documents within the first fortnight of this month. “We are issuing a fresh a notice to Karti to present himself in person and submit personal financial documents and those related to a firm by July 15,” said the officer.
The agency is probing alleged violations of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) between Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited and Chess Global Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, where Karti had been a director.

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