Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI for INX media case

kartiThe CBI today arrested Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in connection with its probe in the INX media case, officials here said.

Karti was arrested at Chennai airport at around 7:30 am in the morning when he returned from the United Kingdom.

The Central Bureau of Investigation official said that he was arrested from the Chennai airport after he returned from London.

An FIR filed by the CBI on May 15 last year had alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Chidambaram was the Union finance minister. It is alleged Karti had received funds to the tune of Rs 10 lakh in the case, they said.
The ED has also registered a money laundering case.

The CBI is also probing the alleged irregularities in grant of the FIPB clearance to the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006.

After his arrest in Chennai, Karti Chidambaram was brought to Delhi by CBI.

On another side, Congress leader, Randeep Surjewala, lashed out at the Modi government for pursuing vendetta politics. He also said that the Congress will continue to fight for truth.

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