NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s son Karti has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a money laundering case in Chennai. He was taken into custody at the Chennai airport this morning just after he landed from a flight from London. He will be taken to Delhi later in the day, sources said.
The Enforcement Directorate had filed a case against Karti Chidambaram in May last year alleging irregularities in the grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving foreign investment of over Rs. 300 crore in 2007 when P Chidambaram was the union finance minister. Karti Chidambaram is accused of taking a Rs.10 lakh-bribe in the case.
Based on information about alleged illegal payments made by INX media, the CBI filed a separate case against Mr Chidambaram and others.
Dr Swamy , who is one of the top leader who was pushing for his arrest today praised CBI chief for this arrest of karti
The CBI now headed by Alok Verma has lived up to his reputation of being independent
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) February 28, 2018
— NDTV (@ndtv) February 28, 2018
Law will take its own course, says CPI leader D Raja, after CBI arrested Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media case in Chennai pic.twitter.com/SObWnkxMFK
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