INX Media Case: P Chidambaram was arrested on 21 August 2019 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the INX Media corruption case. On 22 October, the apex court granted bail to Chidambaram in the case registered by the CBI.
P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram. (File photo)
A Delhi court issued summons to former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti taking cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against them in the INX Media money laundering case and to appear in court on April 7. said. Meanwhile, P. Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram have today filed an exemption from appearance in response to the summons and argued that they are busy due to the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.
Special Judge MK Nagpal issued summons to the senior Congress leader, his son and others and directed him to appear in court on April 7. At the same time, P Chidambaram had instructed the former promoters of INX Media to help in the business of Karti. The ED has said this in his charge sheet.
ED has also made allegations
The charge sheet states that this instruction of Chidambaram was one of the important steps in money laundering (money laundering). The senior Congress leader had given this instruction to help in the interests of his son’s business. The Central Investigation Agency claimed that the 75-year-old Congress leader along with his son and MP Karthi Chidambaram were fully involved in money laundering. He was also involved in the work of companies owned by his son. Some of these companies have also been accused in this case.
The ED claimed that it has received e-mails from digital devices which reveal that Karthi was formerly owned by Advanced Strategic Consulting Ltd. (ASCPL) used to discuss with his father in related matters. The special court which looks into such cases under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has on Wednesday issued summons to all 10 accused, including Chidambaram and Karti, to appear before the ED’s charge sheet.
CBI has arrested P. Chidambaram
Chidambaram, apart from his son Karti, names Chartered Accountant SS Bhaskar Raman etc. in the chargesheet. Chidambaram was arrested on 21 August 2019 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the INX Media corruption case. On 16 October 2019, the ED arrested him in a related money laundering case. Six days later, on October 22, the apex court granted bail to Chidambaram in the case registered by the CBI. He was granted bail on December 4, 2019 in the ED case.
The CBI registered a case on May 15, 2017 and alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to INX Media Group for acquiring foreign funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister. Imposed. After this, the ED had filed a money laundering case.
(With input of news agency language)
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