New Delhi, Oct 19: Former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram had demanded illegal gratification in the form of overseas payoffs for himself and guarantees for the business interest of his son in exchange for FIPB approval in the INX Media’s FDI proposals, the CBI has said.
Further the chargesheet refers to a meeting at Chidambaram’s North Block office in which the alleged demand for a payoff was made in the presence of journalist, Vir Sanghvi.
New Delhi, Sep 11: The Central Bureau of Investigation is all set to chargesheet former union minister, P Chidambaram in the INX Media case.
The chargesheet which would be ready soon, would be filed in the special court, likely by the third week of September CBI sources tell OneIndia.
New Delhi, Sep 08: There is more trouble for former union minister, P Chidambaram as the Enforcement Directorate is likely to question in connection with the Air India case.
Chidambaram, who is in judicial custody in connection with the INX Media case will also be examined in the Air India case, officials familiar with the development tell OneIndia. The ED would however have to seek permission of the competent court before it proceeds any further.
New Delhi, Sep 06: Former union minister, P Chidambaram who is lodged in the Tihar jail, will not be guarded by personnel from Tamil Nadu.
The same rule is applicable to all other prison inmates, who are usually not guarded by personnel of their respective states. The jail authorities do this to ensure that no inmate gets comfortable with the guards.
New Delhi, Sep 06: Chidambaram spent the night in Tihar jail after a CBI court remanded him in judicial custody for two weeks.
He has been lodged at the jail number 7 at Tihar and this is the cell that is normally used for those persons, whose cases are probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
New Delhi, Sep 06: The INX Media case, in which former Union finance minister P Chidambaram has been arrested by the CBI, pertains to allegations of bribery by the company’s promoters — Peter and Indrani Mukerjea — both in jail for allegedly killing Indrani’s daughter from an earlier marriage, to get foreign investment clearances.
INX Media, founded in 2006 by media mogul Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani, made an application seeking clearance to a foreign investment proposal worth Rs 304 crore on March 13, 2007.
It has been found that the Advance Strategic Consultancy Pvt Ltd had allegedly received funds worth several crores from 11 firms under the guise of consultancy charges.
This firm which is part of the INX Media case is allegedly linked to Karti Chidambaram, CBI sources tell OneIndia. This firm is said to have received payments only after getting FIPB approval from the finance ministry. The CBI armed with documents is now planning on questioning Chidambaram on this issue.
New Delhi, Aug 26: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in an affidavit said that P Chidambaram and the co-conspirators had accounts and properties in Argentina, British Virgin Islands, France, Austria, Malaysia, Monaco, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and Sri Lanka.
Further it also said that specific inputs in this regard were received from the Financial Intelligence Unit.
New Delhi, Aug 24: Former finance minister, P Chidambaram was granted some relief by the Supreme Court after it was said that the Enforcement Directorate cannot arrest him in connection with the INX Media case.
Chidambaram is currently in CBI custody. The court would on Monday also hear his plea against the action of the CBI, which arrested him earlier this week and obtained his remand until August 26.
New Delhi, Aug 23: Former finance minister, P Chidambaram is likely to be taken to the Byculla jail in Mumbai, where he is expected to be brought face to face with Indrani Mukerjea.
It may be recalled that the CBI had taken similar action, when it had arrested Chidambaram’s son, Karti Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media case. The CBI is planning this action in the wake of Chidambaram repeatedly maintaining that he had never had any meeting with Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in 2007 over the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearances for foreign investment into INX Media.