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ED To Question Former UPA Union Minister P Chidambaram In The INX Media Case Today

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The Enforcement Directorate will continue its probe in the INX media money laundering case on Friday by questioning accused number 1 in the case P Chidambaram
  • After the grilling of Karti Chidambaram in the case, his father and former UPA Union Minister P Chidambaram will face the agency officials on Friday morning
  • The central probe agency had registered the PMLA case on the basis of a CBI FIR and had alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007, when P Chidambaram was the finance minister

The Enforcement Directorate will continue its probe in the INX media money laundering case on Friday by questioning accused number 1 in the case P Chidambaram. 

After the grilling of Karti Chidambaram in the case, his father and former UPA Union Minister P Chidambaram will face the agency officials on Friday morning.

The central probe agency had registered the PMLA case on the basis of a CBI FIR and had alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007, when P Chidambaram was the finance minister.

Chidambaram had denied the accusations claiming that there was political vendetta behind the case.

It has received the nod from the Central government to prosecute both P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram.

It had registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the ED's equivalent to a police FIR, against the accused named in the CBI complaint, including Karti, INX Media and its directors -- Peter and Indrani Mukerjea.

P Chidambaram is scheduled to be at the ED office at 9 am. 

He will be confronted with statements of accused, witnesses and electronic evidence in the case and the officials will record his statement.

On Thursday, Karti Chidambaram was grilled by ED officials for six hours. He was confronted with statements of accused, witnesses and electronic evidences in the case. The ED had wanted to record his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

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Meanwhile, the Delhi's Patiala House Court till February 14, hearing on an application filed by Indrani Mukherjee seeking pardon as an accused in the case as she is ready to turn approver. Former Union Minister P Chidambaram and son Karti are accused in this case.

On Thursday, Robert Vadra had appeared before the Enforcement Directorate. He was questioned with regards to the money laundering case over alleged possession of illegal foreign assets. Vadra had faced a six-hour-long questioning at the hands of the ED on Wednesday.

Sources said to Republic TV that Vadra was uncooperative and failed to give any information when confronted with a mail trail which had shown conclusively that properties were being purchased for him via his benami proxies. It has also been claimed that Robert Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality has illegally acquired a villa in Dubai - this aside from his alleged properties in the UK that are under the ED's scanner at the moment.

READ: The Alleged Robert Vadra Property Emails That Are Under The ED's Scanner

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