New Delhi, July 25: Delhi High Court granted interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram till August 1 in INX Media case on Wednesday.
The Court said, until then, no coercive action can be taken against P Chidambaram.
The central bureau of investigation on Friday, July,19, had filed a fresh chargesheet, naming P. Chidambaram as a co-accused in the Aircel-Maxis case. Sixteen other people, including government officials - both serving and retired, were also named in the chargesheet.
The senior Congress leader's role had come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal of Rs 3,500 crore and INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.
The Aircel-Maxis deal case, which emerged out of 2G spectrum cases, pertains to a grant by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to firm M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investment in Aircel.