New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday filed a report in Supreme Court over the violation of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) while stating the alleged role of former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karthi in the Aircel-Maxis case. According to the reports of PTI, the apex court has fixed the matter for further hearing on May 2. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) is a body under the Finance Ministry that clears investment proposals. Also Read - Supreme Court Reverts to Virtual Hearings After 50% Staff Test COVID Positive
Taking to Twitter senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said,”CBI files letter stating FIPB pC decision is being investigated. ED files status report on Karti.” Also Read - SC Dismisses Pleas Of Maharashtra Govt, Anil Deshmukh Against CBI Enquiry On Parambir Singh's Allegations
Earlier on March 28, the Delhi High Court refused to interfere in the Aircel-Maxis case as the matter is pending before a special court set up by the Supreme Court. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal declined to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the CBI to move the trial court for “attachment and forfeiture of shares and all the assets of Aircel Ltd”, as held by Maxis and its subsidiaries.
It said even if the allegations made in the petition were assumed to have any substance, appropriate steps need to be taken before the special court. The judges said that if the directions sought in the PIL by a society were granted then it would not only interfere with the proceedings before the trial court, but would also defeat the purpose of the apex court’s order by which the special court was set up to deal with the 2G spectrum scam cases.