Karti Chidambaram Son of Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram arrested today
CBI arrested Karti Chidambaram this morning at Chennai airport. He is arrested in connection with the INX money laundering case.
After the arrest, the CBI took Karti Chidambaram to a secluded place to question about the case.
A senior CBI officer said, “We have strong evidence to confirm his role in a cheating case.” However, the official denied divulging more information about the case. (Resource: Times of India)
As per national investigative agency, Karti Chidambaram received money from INX Media. He used his influence to manipulate tax probe against INX Media. The company was involved in the violation case of Foreign Investment Promotion Board conditions to receive investment from Mauritius.
The CBI has seized vouchers of Rs 10 lakh which was paid for the services to Karti Chidambaram.
CBI had filed an FIR in May last year against Mr. Karti, INX Media and its directors Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in 2007. The proposal for FDI from INX Media was deceitful and false but was approved by the (former) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
CBI had also conducted raid (after the FIR) at the premises of Karti and the residence of Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea in 14 locations spread across Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi NCR.
Bhaskarraman (Karti Chidambaram’s) Chartered accountant was arrested by the agency last week right outside karti’s room in Delhi.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also probing Karti Chidambaram in the case under provisions of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
The Congress said “Classic diversionary tactic of the Modi government to hide their own corrupt governance model that is being exposed on a daily basis– be it Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Dwarka Das Seth Jewellers. The BJP govt continues its vendetta and vindictive politics to target opponents. However, it will not stop the Congress from bringing the truth out to the people,”
Below is the tweet by Randeep Surjewala a member of Indian National Congress
Classical diversionary tactic to hide Scams & Colossal Corruption that is being exposed on a daily basis,be it NiMo+Choksi,D.D.Jewellers and Rotomac.
Modi Govt continues it's vendetta against Sh. P. Chidambaram. Won’t deter the Congress from bringing the truth to the people.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) February 28, 2018
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