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ED registers Money Laundering case against Karti Chidambaram

Karti Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 19: The Enforcement Directorate filed a money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

“We have registered a case against Karti Chidambaram under charges of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA),” an ED official told media.

This comes after the FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Karti on Monday under offences of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating, corruption and bribe.

In the FIR Karti is alleged to receive Rs 3.5 crore from INX media, which is now known as 9X media, for a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to the company.

When INX Media got FIPB clearance , it was owned by Peter and Indrani Mukherjea, who are currently accused in Sheena Bora murder case.

However, The FIR does not include the name of former Minister Chidambaram, though it is asserted  that he had cleared the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval during his tenure.

Meanwhile, Karti who is under CBI scanner , on Thursday left for London , his father said he will back soon.

Wefornews Bureau 

 

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