Delhi court reserves order on Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea for 3 September in connection to Aircel-Maxis case

  • Delhi Court refused to adjourn the Aircel-Maxis case against former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the pleas by CBI and ED

  • Special Judge O P Saini took strong objection to the agencies seeking repeated adjournments, saying 'things have become very embarrassing for me'

  • The court however, gave liberty to CBI and ED to argue anytime before that date

New Delhi: A Delhi Court Friday refused to adjourn the Aircel-Maxis case against former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the pleas by CBI and ED, which sought the adjournment saying that another case pertaining to INX Media involving them was pending before the Supreme Court.

 Delhi court reserves order on Chidambarams anticipatory bail plea for 3 September in connection to Aircel-Maxis case

File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram. PTI

Special Judge O P Saini took strong objection to the agencies seeking repeated adjournments, saying "things have become very embarrassing for me".

The court then reserved order on Chidambarams' anticipatory bail application for September 3, extending the interim protection from arrest to them till then.

It, however, gave liberty to CBI and ED to argue anytime before that date.

"I do not find any merit in the application of agencies to adjourn the matter. Why you (CBI, ED) asking adjournments day after day? You are making such arguments for a year. Thing have become very embarrassing for me. You have been seeking adjournment day after day. Put up for orders for 3 September. They can argue before that whenever they may argue," the judge said.

The court said that both the matters: Aircel Maxis and INX Media, were different.

On agencies' argument that both cases involved FIPB approvals, the court said there were hundreds were such matters.

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Updated Date: Aug 23, 2019 21:40:37 IST