CBI summons Karti Chidambaram on 21 July over INX media case

CBI summons Karti Chidambaram on 21 July over INX media case

CBI summons Karti Chidambaram on 21 July over INX media case
The CBI has issued a fresh summons to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram in connection with investigations into a media house getting government clearance to receive foreign funds.

Sources said he has been asked to appear before the investigation officer on July 21 in connection with the investigations into the clearance given by Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to INX Media for receiving funds from Mauritius when Chidambaram was the finance minister.

He was earlier issued a summons to appear between June 27 and 29 but he had skipped it and sought more time to appear before the agency. On May 15, the CBI registered a case against Karti, his company Chess Management Services, INX Media, Advantage Strategic Consulting Services, its director Padma Vishwanathan and INX Media's Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani Mukerjea, who are currently in jail on charges of murdering their daughter.


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.

The FIR also alleged that invoices of approximately Rs 3.5 crore were raised in favour of INX Media in the name of other companies in which Karti had substantial interests "directly or indirectly". In response to the FIR, Chidambaram had earlier said that the government was using the CBI and other agencies to target his son.
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