Published: Fri, March 02, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Karti Demands Food From Swiggy or Zomato in CBI Custody

Karti Demands Food From Swiggy or Zomato in CBI Custody

The CBI and the ED produced documents of Karti's money trail from INX Media and said that its promoters Peter Mukerjea and Indrani had met then Finance Minister Chidambaram. "Karti's interrogation will also serve the larger objective of establishing P Chidambaram's connection to the case which will lead to prosecution", he added. He said the agency had questioned Karti last August but thereafter issued no fresh summons, suggesting it had nothing more to ask him.

CBI and Enforcement Directorate officials suspect that Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Ltd, or ASCPL - which investigators believe has links to Karti Chidambaram - received payments from companies days or months after seeking permission to make foreign investment in an Indian firm.

"If that is the case, even you should speak in English with each other when I am there", replied Karti.

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There was no sound bite for media from Karti Chidambaram, but he appeared more relaxed and calm in the presence of his parents during the over three-hour long hearing in a Delhi Court, which sent him to 5-day CBI custody. Their statement is admissible in court as it was recorded before a CBI magistrate under 164 CrPC.

Karti has been accused of illegally taking service charges for obtaining Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the INX Media for receiving funds from overseas worth Rs 305 crore in 2007 when his father was the finance minister in the Congress-led UPA Government. The agency also stated that there are few unknown officers and officials of the Finance Ministry who abused their official position to help INX Media. Waiting mediapersons expected that Karti will say something like yesterday, but he was quietly whisked into the courtroom.

Due to his hospitalisation, the CBI's one-day custody was virtually wasted as it got Karti's custody only at 7:30 pm and he returned from the hospital this morning, he said. Taking to Twitter, the party's chief spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala had said, "Classical diversionary tactic to hide Scams & Colossal Corruption that is being exposed on a daily basis, be it NiMo+Choksi, D.D.Jewellers and Rotomac".

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