The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed chargesheet against former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

The agency has named nine accused in the case including Chidambaram, S Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies in the supplementary chargesheet. 

CBI Special Judge OP Saini fixed November 26 for consideration of the chargesheet.

Earlier today, the Delhi High Court extended the interim protection of Chidambaram in connection with the INX media case. He has been granted interim protection from arrest till November 29.

On September 28, the court had extended his interim protection from arrest till today.

Chidambaram had filed an anticipatory bail plea seeking protection from arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The Congress leader and his son, Karti, have been under the scanner of the CBI and ED in connection with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to INX Media, a venture promoted by former media baron Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea.

The alleged irregularities took place in 2007 when Chidambaram was the Finance Minister under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.