New Delhi: A Delhi court, on Monday, was informed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that it has obtained the requisite sanction to prosecute former Union minister P Chidambaram of the Congress in the Aircel-Maxis case from the concerned authorities. 

The investigating agency also informed the court that they have evidence to prove that Chidambaram and his son Karti closed bank accounts in foreign countries after a charge sheet was filed in the case, reported NDTV.

The court however extended till December 18 the protection granted to Chidambaram and his son Karti from arrest after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said it needed two weeks to get sanction against other accused in the case.

The CBI is probing alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval in Aircel-Maxis deal, while the ED is probing alleged money-laundering related to the deal.

With PTI inputs