CBI to seek Peter's custody, likely to confront him with Karti

CBI to seek Peter's custody, likely to confront him with Karti

CBI to seek Peter's custody, likely to confront him with Karti

After confronting Indrani Mukerjea with Karti Chidambaram, the CBI is now planning to bring Peter Mukerjea and the former Finance Minister's son face-to-face in the INX Media case.

Peter is presently lodged in Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai while his wife Indrani is in Byculla prison in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena.

They are also accused in the INX Media case in which Karti is claimed to have taken money from them for arranging government approval for foreign direct investment in INX Media in which they were former promoters.

CBI sources said they are planning to seek the custody of Peter in the case to get more clues on the suspected changing hands of money for the approval. They may also try to get Peter's statement recorded before a magistrate.

Karti and Indrani were confronted in the Byculla prison on Sunday for about 25 minutes during which she had repeated the claims she made during the recording of her statement before a magistrate. Karti had denied it.

CBI sources claimed Karti refused to believe that Indrani had given a statement against him. "So we confronted both and she again repeated the same thing," a senior CBI official said.

In her statement before a magistrate in February, Indrani has claimed that she and Peter met Chidambaram in his office when he was Finance Minister.

Chidambaram is claimed to have told them to help his son's business and when they met Karti in Hotel Hyat, he demanded $1 million.

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