The Enforcement Directorate(ED) has summoned former finance minister P Chidambaram in a money-laundering probe related to an aviation scam during the UPA dispensation, officials said on Monday.
ED alleges that the national carrier Air India suffered a huge loss due to this alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines. Earlier, former aviation minister Praful Patel had been also questioned by the ED in this case.
They said the senior Congress leader has been asked to depose on August 23 before the investigating officer of the case at an ED office here to record his statement. Chidambaram is also under the scanner of ED in two other separate money-laundering cases of Aircel-Maxis and INX Media also.