NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out searches at a number of residential and official premises of the Lok Sabha MP of Congress Karti Chidambaram and his father and former Union Minister P Chidambaram throughout Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Sivagangai in Tamil Nadu.
In Delhi, the CBI searched the 80 Lodhi Estate residence of Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday morning.
“The CBI is conducting searches at multiple locations (residence and office) of Karti Chidambaram, in connection with an ongoing case”, mentioned his workplace.
There had been whole seven members within the CBI workforce. Karti Chidambaram was not at his residence in the course of the raid at 7.30 am, mentioned Birbal Singh, the safety guard posted at Karti Chidambaram’s home.
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The CBI workforce questioned the employees current at Karti Chidambaram’s Delhi home and took some papers with them.
Meanwhile, searches are being carried out in a number of residential and official premises of Chidambaram throughout Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Sivagangai in Tamil Nadu.
“I have lost count,” tweeted Congress chief Karti Chidambaram whereas reacting to CBI searches at his premises.
According to sources, three locations are being raided in Mumbai whereas two every in Chennai and Sivaganga, his Parliamentary constituency.
Karti Chidambaram is being probed in circumstances registered by the CBI, together with the case lodged on May 15, 2017 over irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to INX Media group for receiving abroad funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 throughout P Chidambaram’s tenure because the Union Finance Minister.
Thereafter, the ED had additionally lodged a cash laundering case. The financial offences watchdog had registered a PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) case primarily based on FIR by the CBI and alleged that irregularities came about within the FIPB clearance to INX media. (ANI)