The Enforcement Directorate has summoned former Finance Minister P Chidambaram again on June 12 to record his statement in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case, ANI reported. The Congress leader had deposed before the agency on Tuesday as well.

The Aircel-Maxis case involves the clearances granted by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board to the firm Global Communication Holding Services Ltd for investment in Aircel in 2006. Chidambaram was the finance minister at the time.

On Wednesday, Chidambaram went to the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation in New Delhi for questioning over the foreign investment clearances given to INX Media during his tenure as finance minister, PTI reported. The CBI interrogated Chidambaram for nearly four hours.

P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram is currently being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate in the case. He allegedly facilitated bribes in the Aircel-Maxis transaction. The investigative agency is looking into the circumstances in which P Chidambaram, in his capacity as the finance minister, had granted the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approvals.

After the CBI interrogation, Chidambaram claimed that the first information report in the case contained no allegations against him. He said the questions the agency put to him and the answers he provided were based on the files of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board.