New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Monday extended the interim protection of P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram, after rescheduling the date of hearing in the case. The court extended the interim protection till February 18, earlier it was scheduled for February 1.

Last year on December 18, Special Judge OP Saini had extended the relief granted to Chidambaram and his son Karti after the CBI and the ED submitted that new material had been recovered which needed to be collated.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed the chargesheet against Chidambaram and eight others in the Aircel-Maxis case in October last year. Nine people were named in the case, including Chidambaram, S. Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies.

This second chargesheet filed by the ED mentioned illegal Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval by Chidambaram.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Ashok Chawla, chairman of National Stock Exchange (NSE) resigned from his post hours after the Central Bureau of Investigation said that the Centre had granted sanction to prosecute him in the Aircel-Maxis case. “Ashok Chawla has resigned as Public Interest Director/ Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) with immediate effect in the light of recent legal developments,” the NSE said in a statement.

Chawla is named, along with other bureaucrats and Chidambaram, in the Aircel-Maxis bribery case being probed by the CBI.