Court extends interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram, son in Aircel-Maxis case

New Delhi, Oct 8: A Delhi Court Monday extended till November 1 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis case filed by the CBI and the ED. Special CBI Judge O P Saini put up the matter for November 1 after the counsel appearing for agencies sought an adjournment in the matter. Advocates appearing for the CBI and the ED, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Nitesh Rana, told the court that the agencies required time to file a detailed reply and argue on the application filed through Chidambaram's lawyers P K Dubey and Arshdeep Singh. Chidambaram and his son were named in the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case on July 19.

Early in the morning today P Chidambaram arrived at Delhi's Patiala House Court for hearing in Aircel-Maxis case. Court heard anticipatory bail pleas of P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram seeking protection from arrest by CB&ED. Court also hear ED's plea seeking cancellation of their interim relief.