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ED questions Karti in case in which PC spent months in jail

NEW DELHI: Congress MP Karti Chidambaram appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Monday for questioning related to the INX Media case in which his father and former finance minister P Chidambaram has also been quizzed and spent over 100 days in custody before getting bail.
The Shivaganga MP has been questioned multiple times by the agency in the past, the last being in October.
Sources said ED has gathered fresh evidence of some shell companies associated with Karti and revelations of more properties acquired abroad by these entities. While the former FMs interrogation is still incomplete in the case, the agency recorded Kartis statements in light of the new findings.
Karti is accused of having received bribes from the company which received foreign direct investment (FDI) clearance from the finance ministry when his father was the FM. Widening the probe, the ED later traced several shell companies registered in tax havens and assets acquired in foreign countries with tainted money.
The agency had earlier told the Supreme Court, objecting to bail application of the former FM, tRead More – Source

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