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Charges against me politically motivated: Karti after meeting Indrani

In May 2017, the Enforcement Directorate had registered a money laundering case against Karti for his role in facilitating Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance for INX Media Ltd

ANI  |  Mumbai 

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CBI brought Karti Chidambaram to Mumbai's Byculla jail for a face-to-face interaction with Indrani Mukerjea. (Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar)

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son, Karti Chidambaram, on Sunday rebuffed the allegation levied on him in the case as 'politically motivated.'

"All allegations against me are false and politically motivated," Karti said when he was being brought back to Delhi from by the (CBI).

Karti was brought to by the probe agency earlier in the day to confront the ex-directors of Ltd.

"Karti will be confronted with both of them separately in was brought to Mumbai due to the course of the investigation. Before his custody gets over, the wants to collect all evidence against him," source of the told ANI.

In May 2017, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had registered a against Karti for his role in facilitating clearance for Ltd and Peter and Indrani.

Karti illegally took service charges for getting the FIPB clearance to the INX Media for receiving funds from abroad worth Rs. 3.05 billion in 2007 when his father was the finance minister in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

First Published: Sun, March 04 2018. 18:32 IST