Karti Chidambaram alleged ED was presenting “the same bogey of accounts and shell companies”

New Delhi: 

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Thursday accused the central companies of “bogus investigation” and dealing with an “agenda” to maintain his father P Chidambaram in custody after a court docket immediately despatched the previous union minister to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate within the INX Media cash laundering case until October 24.

“This is a bogus investigation. Their agenda is not a genuine investigation but to keep him (P Chidambaram) in custody as soon as it is permissible in the law. There is no ostensible purpose than to keep him in custody,” Karti Chidambaram informed reporters in Delhi.

He alleged that the ED was presenting “the same bogey of accounts and shell companies” earlier than courts to hunt the custody of the 74-year-old chief. “My father and I are MPs and our assets and liabilities are in the public domain,” stated Karti Chidambaram.

P Chidambaram, a former union minister, was arrested by the ED on Wednesday underneath the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. A particular court docket right here despatched to the ED custody until October 24 on Thursday.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar, whereas sending P Chidambaram to the custody, allowed an software filed by P Chidambaram searching for western rest room, home-cooked meals, medication and a separate cell.

In August, the senior Congress chief was booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the fees of corruption in the identical case.

In the CBI case, the court docket prolonged his judicial custody in Tihar jail until October 24.

The case pertains to an FIR registered by the CBI for alleged irregularities within the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 by P Chidambaram when he was the Finance Minister.

ED is investigating the alleged offence of cash laundering that arose out of the FIR.

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