As per the footage, the theft was committed by her, the officer said. Later, she handed over the valuables to Viji, he added. On Sunday, cash and jewels were reported stolen from the senior Congress leader’s house at Chennai.
Both Chidambaram and Karti have appeared before the ED twice in connection with the case.
INX Media case: Justice Pathak considered the same and wrote in the order that the “interim order shall continue till the next date of hearing, that is August 1”. The CBI also did not oppose it.
At least Rs 1.5 lakh in cash and gold ornaments worth Rs one lakh went missing from the minister’s residence, a senior police official said, adding that the robbery took place a few days ago but came to light recently.
The Delhi high court, while granting him interim protection from arrest, had asked the senior Congress leader to join questioning and cooperate in the investigation as and when called by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“It is widely perceived that GST has increased the tax burden of the common citizen; it has certainly not reduced the tax burden as was promised,” Chidambaram added.
The accused were identified as Gouthaman, Vimal and Manibharathi of Coimbatore. Based on their confession, one of the accused was arrested at Karamadai, about 35 km from Coimbatore on Wednesday morning.
“Who can forget that Congress practically lost its entire leadership in Chhattisgarh to Maoist violence?” Chidambaram said on Twitter.
Governor NN Vohra forwarded his report to the President of India for the imposition of Governor’s Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, after concluding his consultations with all the major Political Parties in the state.
According to the ED chargesheet, Maxis had invested $800 million in Aircel—Rs 3,565.91 crore—as FDI which was approved by FIPB under Finance Ministry headed by Chidambaram.
The senior Chidambaram had earlier described the ED action in this case as a “crazy mixture of falsehoods and conjectures” and said that the charge sheet filed by probe agencies was rejected by the court.
Stating that there is widespread anger about “artificially fixed prices of petrol, diesel and LPG”, the senior Congress leader said there is “absolutely no reason why prices (of petroleum products) should be higher than what they were in May-June 2014.”
Talking about unemployment in the country, Chidambaram said, “So far, nobody has bought the innovative idea that ‘frying pakoras is also a job’.” He also added that demonetisation and GST have had an adverse impact on the Indian economy.
In tweets after the questioning was over, Chidambaram said, “Appeared before CBI. FIR contains no allegations against me. Questions and answers were based on the files of FIPB. Hence, there was little to add to the record.”
“Efforts are being made by BJP government to falsely implicate P Chidambaram by misusing power. Similarly, those associated with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee are being raided,” Pawar said in Vashi at neighbouring Navi Mumbai.