Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

ED Raids Karti Chidambaram's Chennai And Delhi Homes, Finds Nothing!

Enforcement Directorate conducts raid at Karti Chidambaram's Delhi, Chennai homes ED Raids Karti Chidambaram's Premises In Delhi, Chennai; Congress Alleges Vendetta
Rita Gibson | 13 January, 2018, 12:21

Former finance minister P Chidambaram today called the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) raids at his son Karti Chidambaram's residences in New Delhi and Chennai a "comedy of errors".

ED on Thursday had issued fresh summons to Karti Chidambaram to appear before it on January 16 after he failed to appear before the agency. "The ED has no jurisdiction to investigate under PMLA", he added. It was alleged that Karti used his father Chidambaram's influence to get the foreign direct investment (FDI) approval for the deal.

"Since they had the search warrant, I did not raise any objections to the search but I said I will record my protest that there is no FIR in respect of the scheduled crime registered by any investigating agency including the CBI". Officers told me that they believed that Karti was an occupant of the house. Sources said, four properties were searched in Chennai and one in the national capital.

A six-member team from the ED conducted search operations at Chidambaram's house on Haddows Road, Nungambakkam. On December 1 a year ago, the central probe agency had also conducted similar raids on the premises of a relative of Karti and others in the case. "It's a comedy of errors that my Chennai residence and Delhi residence have been raided thrice and the ED has found nothing".

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In October, 2017, during investigation ED found that Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval given by P Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case was beyond his mandate.

It had registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the ED's equivalent of a police FIR, against the accused named in a CBI complaint, including Karti Chidambaram, INX Media and its directors, Peter and Indrani Mukerjea.

It also found that the company promoted by Karti and P Chidambaram's nephew allegedly received two lakh dollars from Maxis Group in the guise of software consultancy. The agency said FIPB approval was granted in March, 2006 by the then FM even though he was competent to accord approval on project proposals only up to Rs 600 crore and beyond that it required the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).

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