New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidamabram, in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal of the 2G scam.
Officials said the agency had issued a notice to Karti to present himself in person or through an authorised representative and submit personal financial documents and those related to a firm this week. This is the first time that a notice has been issued to Karti in the case which is being investigated since last year. Sources said the summons have been issued by the Investigating Officer of the case and Deputy Director Rajeshwar Singh.
It is understood that Karti has now sought more time to comply. The probe pertains to firms identified as Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited and Chess Global Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, where Karti had been a director, and a few others for alleged violations under the stringent Prevention of Money Laundering Act.