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ED summons Karti Chidambaram in INX media case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 2: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader P. Chidambaram, in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance accorded to INX Media in 2007, an official said on Tuesday. Karti Chidambaram has been asked to appear at the ED headquarters here on January 11 and record his statement before ED officials probing the case. The ED had registered a money laundering case against him in May 2017. Also med in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR along with INX Media and its directors, Peter and Indrani Mukerjea — both accused in the Shee Bora murder case — and others, Karti Chidambaram is facing a probe for his alleged role in facilitating the Foreign Investment Promotion Board’s (FIPB) clearance for INX Media Ltd when his father was the Union Fince Minister. Karti Chidambaram is alleged to have received Rs 3.5 crore from Mumbai-based INX media, now 9X Media, for helping it get FIPB clearance when it was run by the Mukerjeas. The ED, which is probing fincial misappropriation in the case, has contended that Mukerjeas had “allegedly siphoned off 90 million pounds and the money is suspected to have gone to foreign countries through the uuthorized route of hawala”. (IANS)

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