Aircel-Maxis Deal: P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram may be taken into custody for ignoring ED’s summons


New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at its headquarters in New Delhi, where he was summoned in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal.

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The ED is investigating the Aircel-Maxis deal under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as part of the larger probe into the 2G scam.

This was the third summons the ED had served on Karti, and in the last one the agency was specific in demanding his personal appearance, Karti has ignored so far posing questions to the agency.

The ED is now contemplating taking Karti in custody for his refusal to submit to the investigation, sources said.

Former Finance Minister’s wife, Nalini Chidambaram, is also facing ED questioning this week in another case. She has been summoned by the ED’s Kolkata office in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam.

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