Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was questioned for over six hours by the Enforcement Directorate. This pertains to the Aircel-Maxis case regarding grant of FIPB clearance to firm M/S Global Communication Holding Services Ltd in 2006 for investment in Aircel. He reiterated that no offence was committed.
Officials said the investigating officer of the case recorded Chidambaram's statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) today, like the last time. Chidambaram was earlier questioned in the case on June 5 by the ED, an agency that incidentally reported to him during his tenure in the Finance Ministry.