INX Media case: ED officials say Karti Chidambaram transferred Rs 1.8 crore to influential political figure's bank account

05 March 2018, 09:47 AM
Karti Chidambaram - File Photo
Karti Chidambaram - File Photo

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigators on Monday reportedly found Karti Chidambaram, the main accused in the INX Media case of transferring Rs 1.8 crore into the bank account of a senior political figure.

The official familiar with the probe has alleged that Karti transferred the money from his account in the Chennai branch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), reported Times of India. The amount was allegedly transferred from Karti's account (No.397990) in five installments between January 16, 2006 and September 23, 2009.

However, the officials have refused to divulge more details about the recipient as it could hamper the ongoing investigation. The development comes amid Karti's claim that the probe against him is politically motivated.

A report also said that the agency is considering summoning the political stalwart for an explanation.  Meanwhile, the agency is likely to seek his remand to question him, however, it is waiting for the CBI to finish its custodial interrogation.

The development comes amid Karti's claims of a political vendetta against him by the ruling BJP govt. A report also said that the agency is considering questioning the political stalwart for an explanation. 

Meanwhile, the agency is likely to seek his remand to question him, however, it is waiting for the CBI to finish its custodial interrogation.

First Published: Monday, March 05, 2018 09:14 AM
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