NEW DELHI : New Delhi: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday adjourned to 4 May hearing in the Aircel Maxis case as investigating agencies sought time to complete probe in the matter that involves former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti.

The Enforcement Directorate told Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar that letters rogatory had been sent to four countries and their response is still awaited in connection with the case. Letters rogatory or letters of request are a formal request from a court to a foreign court for some type of judicial assistance.

The special court had revived the case again on 28 January. The case was adjourned 'sine die’ i.e. without fixing the next date of hearing on 5 September. Former Special Judge OP Saini had granted anticipatory bail to the Chidambarams in the case which has been challenged in the high court by Enforcement Directorate.

The CBI and the ED are probing how Karti Chidambaram received clearance from the FIPB for the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 when his father was Union finance minister. The CBI had in October 2018 filed a chargesheet naming him and a few others in the case. Last year, the CBI filed another chargesheet against 18 persons.

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