ED Raids Karti Chidambaram's Premises In Delhi, Chennai; Congress Alleges Vendetta

ED Found Nothing So Took Few Documents To Justify Themselves Says P. Chidambaram

ED Found Nothing So Took Few Documents To Justify Themselves Says P. Chidambaram

Earlier in the day, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted a raid at former union minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's homes in Delhi and Chennai in the Aircel-Maxis case.

The agency on Thursday issued fresh summons to Karti in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in getting foreign investment for INX Media in 2007.

The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approvals INX Media obtained in 2007 to receive funds worth Rs 305 crore from overseas.

Chidamdaram said that in a comdey of errors, the ED assumed that the Delhi residence belongs to Karti.

The CBI had filed the FIR against Karti Chidambaram and the Mukerjeas on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, receiving illegal gratification, influencing public servants and criminal misconduct.

"They searched and found nothing but since they had to justify themselves they took papers of a statement made by government in the Parliament, few years back". "Not surprised by the malicious vendetta being unleashed against senior Congress leaders including P Chidambaram and his son". Nothing was recovered from Karti's house during the raid. "The ED conducted a raid today. Everyday PM Modi and his government use ED & CBI as captive puppets to seek revenge from the opposition". "The raid concluded at 10.45 a.m.", Arun Natrajan reportedly told journalists.

In October previous year, during investigation ED found that FIPB approval given by P Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case was beyond his mandate. Karti Chidambaram is accused of facilitating bribes in the Aircel-Maxis transaction.

In 2011, former Aircel head C. Sivasankaran complained to the CBI that he was being forced by then telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran to sell Aircel to the Malaysia-based Maxis Communications group owned by T. Ananda Krishnan.