Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram (ANI file)
Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram (ANI file)

CBI files chargesheet against Chidambaram, others in INX Media case

  • In September, the CBI had arrested Chidambaram, following which he was remanded to judicial custody
  • On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate arrested the veteran leader in connection with the case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a chargesheet before a special court naming 14 accused, including Chidambaram and his son Karti, in the INX Media case, persons familiar with the development confirmed.

In September, the agency had arrested Chidambaram, following which he was remanded to judicial custody. On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate arrested the veteran leader in connection with the case.

A senior official, on condition of anonymity, told Mint that Chidambaram has been "uncooperative" during the probe, and was not complying with investigating officers in the case. The Congress leader “remained evasive" while being confronted "with over 450 questions by the CBI" and "six other persons related to the case", the official said.

CBI had registered an FIR against Chidambaram in May 2017 for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of 305 crore in 2007, when Chidambaram was the finance minister in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)-1 government.

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