CBI has raided 9 locations of Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram. During this, a new case has been registered against Karti by the CBI. He is accused of allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50 lakh to get visas to 250 Chinese nationals.
Officials said that the CBI came to know about this during the investigation of transactions in the INX Media case. Let us tell you that senior leader P Chidambaram allegedly helped Chinese citizens to get visas by ignoring the rules. The Talwandi Sabo Power Limited project, located in Punjab, was going on, for which visas were issued to Chinese workers.
Karti said – I have forgotten how many times this happened
Karti Chidambaram tweeted during the action. He said that how many times this (CBI action) has happened, I have forgotten the count. There should be a record of this. Let us tell you that the CBI has registered a new case in this case between 2010-2014. Today’s action has been taken in the same matter.
CBI officers entered the house by jumping the gate
CBI is conducting searches at nine places including three in Tamil Nadu, three in Mumbai, one in Punjab, one in Karnataka and one in Odisha. This includes offices and homes. Due to the closure of the gate of P Chidambaram’s house in Delhi, the CBI officers entered by jumping the gate. According to sources, the CBI has taken this action against Karti Chidambaram for alleged foreign investment. The raids started at eight in the morning.
Case related to money laundering
This case related to money laundering dates back to the year 2007 and is related to INX Media Company. Its director was Sheena Bora murder accused Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea. Both of them are also accused in this case. According to allegations, P. Chidambaram, while being the Finance Minister at that time, took bribe of Rs 305 crore to INX Media House. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) was approved for taking the funds.
Also accused in Aircel-Maxis deal
The companies that benefited in this process are run by Chidambaram’s MP son Karti. The CBI had registered a case in this case on 15 May 2017. At the same time, in 2018 the ED also registered a case of money laundering. Chidambaram is also an accused in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Karti is also accused of using his father’s status to settle a tax case against Indrani’s company.
In March 2018, Indrani Mukerjea had told the CBI in a statement that she and Karti Chidambaram had signed a deal worth USD 1 million to get INX Media clearance from FIPB. After this, in July 2019, the Delhi High Court had agreed to make Indrani, the main accused in the Sheena Vora murder case, as the main witness in the INX case.
P. Chidambaram came out of jail after 106 days
After this, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX money laundering case and then on October 16, the ED was arrested in the same case. On 4 December 2019, he got bail from the Supreme Court. In the ED case also, the Supreme Court has granted bail to P Chidambaram. He stayed in Tihar Jail for 106 days.
Written By : Aryan