The CBI and the ED had alleged that P Chidambaram, as finance minister during the UPA regime, granted approval to the deal beyond his capacity benefiting certain persons, and received kickbacks.
P Chidambaram's comment came minutes after the court ordered the former Union Minister will have to go to Tihar jail.
The court said the probes in the Aircel-Maxis cases have been highly belated by both the agencies as almost entire material was in their possession since the beginning.
The Chidambarams are under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal as also the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.
The CBI and ED have sought custodial interrogation of Chidambaram and Karti after accusing the former of receiving kickbacks in lieu of granting approval beyond his capacity and benefitting certain persons.
The court, however, refused to adjourn hearing in these cases on the pleas by both the probe agencies, which sought the adjournment on the ground that another case pertaining to INX Media scam involving the father-son duo was pending before the Supreme Court.
The firm once promoted by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, both in jail for murdering the latter's daughter Sheena Bora, had allegedly made payments to a firm linked to the former finance minister's son Karti Chidambaram, the CBI has said in the FIR.
The case pertains to losses suffered by Air India due to an alleged multi-crore aviation scam and irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines.
The cases relate to alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval in the Aircel-Maxis dea
The CBI had on November 26 told the court that Centre had granted sanction to prosecute P Chidambaram.
Earlier this month, the Delhi court had extended protection for the Chidambaram father-son duo till 26 November.
The CBI and ED, in their replies to the anticipatory bail pleas of Chidambarams, had alleged that they were not cooperating in the investigations.
The Enforcement Directorate said that Chidambaram has remained evasive and was not cooperating in the probe and therefore grant of anticipatory bail at this stage would be highly detrimental to the investigation.
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