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CBI Raids Congress’s Karti Chidambaram In New ‘Bribe-For-Visa’ Case


Karti Chidambaram was arrested by CBI in February 2018 and he was granted bail in March 2018.

New Delhi:

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram’s house and workplaces have been searched at this time by the CBI over allegations of bribery. Seven premises linked to Karti Chidambaram – the son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram – and his associates have been searched throughout Chennai, Mumbai, Odisha, and Delhi, sources mentioned.

The investigative company has registered a contemporary case in opposition to Karti Chidambaram, sources say, accusing him of receiving Rs 50 lakh as bribe to facilitate the visa of 250 Chinese language nationals for an influence mission in Punjab between 2010-14.

Within the nationwide capital, the CBI searched the 80 Lodhi Property residence of Mr Chidambaram this morning. The CBI workforce questioned the workers current at his home and took some papers with them, sources mentioned.

“There have been whole seven members within the CBI workforce. Karti Chidambaram was not at his residence through the raid at 7.30 am,” mentioned Birbal Singh, the safety guard posted at his home.

“I’ve misplaced depend, what number of occasions has it been? Should be a report,” Karti Chidambaram tweeted shortly after information of the raids emerged.

Karti Chidambaram is being investigated in a number of instances, together with the one regarding Overseas Funding Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving international funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore when his father P Chidambaram was the finance minister.

Sources say whereas investigating the INX media case, the company discovered paperwork linked to the brand new case involving bribe allegations.

The CBI registered a corruption case on Might 15, 2017. Subsequently, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a cash laundering case. The financial offences watchdog additionally registered a PMLA (Prevention of Cash Laundering Act) case primarily based on an FIR registered by the CBI.

Karti Chidambaram was arrested by CBI in February 2018, and he was granted bail after a month in March.

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