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CBI conducts raids at premises of P Chidambaram, Karti in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today launched searches at multiple premises linked to former Union Minister and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm.

Official sources in said the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram.


The raids are also taking place at the Nungambakkam residence of in Chennai, a senior police official said in Chennai.

Unconfirmed reports said the raids were also on at Karaikudi, the hometown of Chidambaram.

The agency had recently registered a case regarding Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to a company in which it is alleged that favours were given when was the minister.

Asked about the raids, the former union minister said, "You should have called your friends.......Should I stop writing ? (against the government)."

"I mean...(this is) absolute nonsense," Chidambaram told PTI adding he was not in Chennai.

Chidambaram, a staunch critic of the Narendra Modi-led BJP regime, has said in the past that his voice against the Centre cannot be silenced by launching cases against him or his son Karti, also a Congress leader.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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