P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday in Chennai airport after he landed from London and was taken into custody after being questioned by the officials. He will be taken to Delhi for the further investigations.
In May last year, a case was registered against Karti Chidambaram by The Enforcement Directorate for the irregular granting in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media. Karti Chidambaram received Foreign Investment of over Rs 300 crore in 2007 when his father P Chidambaram was the Union Finance Minister. He was accused of talking the bribe of Rs 10 Lakh.
CBI filed a separate case against Mr. Chidambaram and others for the illegal payment made by INX Media.
CBI officer said, “we have strong evidence to confirm his role in a cheating case”.
Along with Karti Chidambaram, his Chartered Accountant S Bhaskararaman was also arrested recently from a five-star hotel in Delhi On February 16.
The Congress termed it a “Classic Diversionary tactic of the Modi government”.
According to the Congress, “Classic diversionary tactic of the Modi government to hide their own corrupt governance model that is being exposed on a daily basis be it Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Dwarka Das Seth Jewellers. The BJP government continues it’s vendetta and vindictive politics to target opponents. However, it will not stop the congress from bringing the truth out to the people”.
Multiple raids were carried out on different location of Mr Chidambaram’s house and offices by the CBI and he was questioned regularly.
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot reacted to the Twitter by stating that, “Mr Karti Chidambaram was arrested when he landed at Chennai airport, he was not trying to escape from India like Nirav Modi then arresting him on his arrival at airport is funny. Karti Chidambaram was cooperating the CBI, the CBI could have summoned him”.
Mr Karti Chidambaram was arrested when he landed at Chennai airport, he was not trying to escape from India like Nirav Modi then arresting him on his arrival at airport is funny. Karti Chidambaram was cooperating the CBI, the CBI could have summoned him.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 28, 2018