ED Files Chargesheet Against P. Chidambaram & His Son Karti in INX Media Case
New Delhi : In the INX Media case, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s trouble has increased. The Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet against P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media fraud case. P. Chidambaram had been sent in Tihar Jail for 102 days in this case. The case related to money laundering is from the year 2007 and is related to INX Media Company. Its director was Indrani Mukherjee and her husband Peter Mukherjee, were accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. Both of them are also accused in this case.
According to the allegations, P. Chidambaram, while the Finance Minister at the time, took the bribe and got the INX Media House approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to take a fund of Rs 305 crore. The companies that benefited in this process are run by Chidambaram’s MP son Karti. The case was registered by the CBI on 15 May 2017 in this case. In 2018, ED also filed a case of money laundering. Chidambaram is also an accused in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Karti is also accused of using his father’s status to end a tax case against Indrani’s company.
In March 2018, Indrani Mukherjee said in a statement to the CBI that a deal worth US $ 1 million was signed between her and Karti Chidambaram to get INX Media approval from FIPB. After this, in July 2019, Delhi High Court agreed to make Indrani, the main culprit in the Sheena Bora murder case, the main witness in the INX case.