Former Home & Finance Minister P Chidambaram arrested on 21 st August from his Jor Bagh residence. He was accused in the INX Media corruption case, this case took a new turn following:
The CBI filed a charge sheet before Delhi Court on Friday in the INX Media corruption case accusing former finance minister P Chidambaram and others, including bureaucrats for causing loss to the funds by allegedly engaging offenses under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Peter Mukherjee, chartered accountant S Bhaskaraman, ex-NITI Ayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar, former secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Anup K Pujari, Prabodh Saxena, Rabindra Prasad, Indrani Mukherjee a well- known politician, banker, and businessman were part of this scam
The report was filed under various sections of the PCA and the Indian Penal Code. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar has been given the responsibility to handle this high profile case. The court on Thursday has taken Chidambaram under custody for cross-questioning by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in the INX Media Money Laundering Case “to facilitate proper investigation in the case to reach a logical end” said the Spokesperson of ED.
While seeking his 14-day custody, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for ED had told the court that from September 6, the agency examined 12 witnesses and the last one was examined on October 9, adding to that the ED also collected some more material during that period.
He said the accused himself had moved plea seeking to surrender in the case on September 5, which was then opposed by the probe agency because ED was investigating certain aspects of the money laundering which were first required to be probed for effective and meaningful custodial interrogation.
FIR against Former Home & Finance Minister registered on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board. Clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as the finance minister.
The court had also extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram till October 24 in the INX Media corruption case lodged by the CBI.