P Chidambaram
Congress leader P. Chidambaram comes out after meeting Election Commission in New Delhi, on Aug 8, 2017.IANS [Representational Image]

The CBI on Monday informed a Delhi court that it had procured the requisite sanction from the authorities concerned to prosecute former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.

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 the other accused in the case.

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