The CBI has filed an FIR against Karti Chidambaram alleging that he had accepted bribe from the INX Media, owned by Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, to help them evade a tax probe when P Chidambaram was finance minister.
The ED registered the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on the basis of a corruption case the CBI had filed on Monday against Karti and the INX group.
The Indian Express looks at prominent leaders currently under investigation by CBI and ED, not counting cases that have already been committed to trial.
The ED case will be filed under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It will follow a case of corruption filed by CBI on Monday against Karti and the INX group.
One company official who received the summons told The Indian Express that the company has already appeared before the ED but has been unable to give details of what services these two firms — ASCPL and Chess — offered.
The Congress said “revenge has become the DNA of the BJP government”, but none of its leaders or those in the opposition would be deterred out of “fear of the politics of revenge and vendetta.”
The CBI has alleged that the INX Media’s FDI proposal was “deceitful and fallacious” but was approved by then Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
“Have set process of investigation in motion. All people whose involvement comes forth, will be investigated,” added CBI.
The CBI has alleged that Karti was engaged by INX media “by virtue of his relationship with the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram”.
CBI raid at P Chidambaram’s residence: Raids are reportedly in connection with clearances given to INX Media.
Probing the Aircel Maxis case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sent a Letter Rogatory to Singapore this March for details on Advantage Strategic Consulting Singapore Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Advantage (India).
AIADMK displayed copies of an English daily which claimed that Karti Chidambaram has invested in real estate across the world, as per investigations by the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax authorities during searches at his premises
AIADMK members disrupted proceedings in both Houses of Parliament demanding action against Karti on the Aircel- Maxis issue.
The proceedings were disrupted right from the start as the House was adjourned thrice since it assembled.
The ED action drew strong criticism from P Chidambaram who had earlier accused the government of a “malicious onslaught” against his family.