The apex court said the Centre should apprise it about the stage of the pending investigation in the case and what needed to be done.
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son, Karti Chidambaram home have been raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the FIPB clearance given to INX Media (now known as 9X Media).
The CBI today told a special court here that more steps are needed to be taken to secure the presence of Malaysian nationals T Ananda Krishnan and Augustus Ralph Marshall in the Aircel-Maxis deal case as arrest warrants against them have been pending.
"As FM, I granted approval in the normal course of business," he said in a statement. Chidambaram's remarks comes a day after the Supreme Court asked the CBI to file status report on the probe being carried out on various aspects of the Aircel-Maxis deal.
Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to bring "concrete material" to support his allegations of illegality committed by then Finance Minister P Chidambaram in granting FIPB clearance to Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006.
Special Judge O P Saini, who was scheduled to pass the order today on framing of charge as well as on bail applications of the Maran brothers and other accused persons, deferred it to the next date, saying that the order is yet to be prepared.
A bench of Justices J S Khehar and Arun Mishra also rejected one of the petitions of South Asia Entertainment Holding Ltd, an accused in the case, in which it had claimed that Aircel-Maxis case was not related to 2G spectrum scam.
The raids were conducted by the agencies on Vasan Eye Care and Advantage Strategic, a company that is also involved in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
CBI sources said Chidambaram was recently asked to give a statement in connection with the case on the charge that the Finance Minister was competent for giving sanction only upto Rs 600 crore and the Aircel-Maxis deal was way above that limit.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that Marans has got Rs 550 crore bribe in Aircel-Maxis deal.
Former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran has been questioned by the CBI in connection with the allegations that he had received Rs 547 crore as kickbacks from a Malaysian company in the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal.
BJP today accused the Congress of hatching a 'plot' with its allies to stall the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha to avoid the government's reply on the Aircel- Maxis deal.
The Budget Session of Parliament will come to an end on Tuesday. Several issues including the BR Ambedkar cartoon row and the 'Kali-Ma' beer rocked the session, that on its second last day, also managed to table the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy today levelled fresh allegations against Home Minister P Chidambaram, accusing him of delaying permission for the sale of Aircel to Malaysia-based Maxis in 2006 when he was Finance Minister so that his son Karti was financially benefitted.
The CBI is likely to summon Malaysia-based Maxis group chairman T Ananda Krishnan in connection with the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal case.
Breaking his silence on the CBI action against the Maran brothers over the Aircel-Maxis deal, DMK President M Karunanidhi today said his support would always be with them to face the present situation.
The CBI today conducted raids at the premises of former Telecom Minister raids Maran after registering a case against him in connection with the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal.
The CBI is examining the documents submitted by Standard Chartered Bank in connection with its probe into former Aircel chief C Sivasankaran's allegations that then Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran forced him to sell his company to Malaysia-based Maxis group in 2006.