INX Media Case: CBI files chargesheet, 14 including P Chidambaram, son Karti named (Photo Credit: File Image)
The CBI filed chargesheet in the high-profile INX Media Case on Friday. 14 people including former Union Minister P Chidambaram, son Karti Chidambaram and Peter Mukerjea. Several other government officials have also been named in the chargesheet. The CBI also told the Supreme Court that it cannot reveal the name of witness who was being influenced by former finance minister P Chidambaram. The CBI said that the witness was not Indrani Mukherjee but someone else. The name will be submitted in the court in a sealed cover.
On Thursday, a Delhi court remanded former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram to police custody till October 24, in the case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the INX Media money laundering case. According to a report of PTI, judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar of the CBI Court at Rouse Avenue Court Complex allowed the ED to quiz Chidambaram and also granted him permission to have home-cooked food, western toilet, medicines in the ED custody. It is to be noted that the probe agency has sought 14-day custodial interrogation of the 74-year old senior Congress leader.
Also, the Court has extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram in the case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till October 24. The court had on Wednesday issued production warrant against him in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED.
The INX Media case pertains to the alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to INX Media at the time when P Chidambaram was the Finance Minister. It is the case of the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram received illegal gratification from INX Media owners Peter and Indrani Mukherjea for the clearance.