Karti Chidambaram moves Madras HC, seeks quashing of CBI case against him

On July 19, the CBI sent a second notice to Karti summoning him to the CBI headquarters on July 21 for questioning regarding the INX Media Case.

By: ANI | Chennai | Published: July 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Aircel-Maxis case, Karti Chidambaram, CBI on Aircel-Maxis case, Aircel-Maxis case accused, Karti Chidambaram Aircel-Maxis case, indian express news Karti Chidambaram (PTI /File photo)

Son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, has moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) case against him. Karti’s petition will come up for hearing on Friday. He was summoned by the CBI for questioning on Friday only.

Karti confirmed the same by retweeting an article of a news daily informing about the development. Karti has accused the CBI of hatching a conspiracy against him citing frustation arising out of their inability to prove anything against them in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.

Earlier in February, the then communication minister Dayanidhi Maran and the others accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, were discharged by a special CBI court. On July 19, the CBI sent a second notice to Karti summoning him to the CBI headquarters on July 21 for questioning regarding the INX Media Case.

Earlier, the CBI had summoned Karti between June 27-29 J, but Karti, through his lawyers, informed the investigating team that he needed more time, before he could appear for questioning. According to the CBI, INX Media stated in its records that an amount of Rs. 10 lakh was given to Advantage Strategic Consulting (P) Limited, a firm the CBI said was “indirectly” owned by Karti, for management consultancy charges towards an FIPB notification and clarification.

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  1. ashok kumar
    Jul 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    this crooked son of a crooked politician should be in jail for getting all this money . His father said that he did nothing wrong . how come no one deposit money in my account. This did his M.BA. from utaustin, a town I lived for 10 years. Can anyone explain the source of that money. He probably spent close to 60 lacks for doing that. He should be in jail along with entire family of lalu ,mayawati and wadhera or he should face a firing squad like they do in china.
    1. H
      Jul 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm
      Next he will book a bed in a multi a speciality hospital for " ANTI TED" cardiac problems !!!
      1. D
        Jul 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm
        There are more skeletons during decade rule of the Italian and Chidambaram's role in Aircel-Maxis cannot be ruled out. Probably CBI has found enough evidence to nail his son and hence started the process of investigation. Instead of appearing before CBI, Karthi has approached first Supreme Court and now HC for remedy. High level corruption in India since independence has eroded common man's confidence in political set up and political leaders. Congress party seems to be corrupt to core as the poor Indians are deprived of their due from independence due to its governments. HC should direct Karthi to appear before CBI and get clearance if he is very clean in the deal.