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INX Media Case: Delhi HC extends protection from arrest given to Chidambaram till Sep 28

By Chennabasaveshwar

New Delhi, Aug 1: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended protection from arrest given to former Union Minister P Chidambaram till September 28.

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram. PTI file photo

The High Court had granted interim protection from arrest to Chidambaram till August 1 in INX Media case on July 25.

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.

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