The Central Bureau of Investigation, on Sunday, flew with Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, to Mumbai for investigating further in connection with the INX Media money laundering case. He is being questioned with Indrani Mukerjea face-to-face and will be questioned with Peter Mukerjea separately.
Karti Chidambaram, who is the main suspect in the INX Media money laundering case, is accused of receiving Rs 10 lakh from the INX Media. The CBI had arrested Karti on Wednesday from the Chennai airport and brought him to Delhi.
The CBI had produced Karti before the court and sought a 14-day custody, saying he was being non-cooperative during the interrogation. The CBI said, “Karti ‘used’ his influence to manipulate a tax probe against INX Media in a case of violation of FIPB conditions to receive investment from Mauritius.” On Thursday, Delhi’s Patiala House Court sent Karti to a five-day CBI custody, while allowing his lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi to meet him for one hour each in the morning and the evening.
The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had carried out a series of raids on the properties of Karti. He was questioned several times by the ED. A lookout notice was issued against him, which prevented him from traveling abroad.
The INX Media case is one in which irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Karti Chidambaram's father was the Union finance minister came into light.
Here are the LIVE updates:
# 02:17 PM: Six CBI officers are questioning both Karti Chidambaram and Indrani Mukerjea in the Byculla jail, along with two female police constables and a male constable monitoring the situation from outside
# 11:18 AM: Karti Chidambaram brought to Byculla jail in Mumbai by CBI
INX Media Case: #KartiChidambaram brought to Byculla jail in Mumbai by CBI, he will be brought face-to-face with Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea, separately, say CBI Sources. pic.twitter.com/aq5gU6624D— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2018
# 10:56 AM: Karti Chidambaram has been brought to Mumbai by CBI
# 10:11 AM: Karti Chidambaram will be brought face-to-face with Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea
INX Media Case: #KartiChidambaram has been brought to Mumbai by CBI, he will be brought face-to-face with Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea, separately, say CBI Sources.— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2018
# 07:44 AM: Karti Chidambaram taken to Mumbai for further investigation