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INX media case: ED's fresh summons to Karti for Jan 16 after he misses date

The ECIR was lodged under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Karti Chidambaram. Photo: PTI
Karti Chidambaram. Photo: PTI

The on Thursday issued fresh to Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior P Chidambaram, after he skipped his appearance before it in connection with the case probe.

Official sources said he has now been called by the agency on January 16.

The (IO) of the case had earlier this month summoned him for appearance today, which he skipped.

The sources said an of today officials probing the case and handed over some documents.

The central probe agency had registered a case against him and others in May this year.

It had registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the ED's equivalent of a police FIR, against the accused named in a complaint, including Karti Chidambaram, and its directors, Peter and

The ECIR was lodged under the provisions of the Prevention of Act (PMLA).

The sources said that the ED will probe the alleged "proceeds of crime" generated in this case.

It was the ED which had provided information about the alleged illegal payments made by Media, based on which the had filed its FIR.

The had also carried out searches at the homes and offices of across four cities for allegedly receiving money from the firm owned by the Mukerjeas to scuttle a tax probe.

The Chidambarams have denied all the charges made against them.

The had filed the FIR against and the Mukerjeas on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, receiving illegal gratification, influencing public servants and criminal misconduct.

The agency has alleged that Karti Chidambaram received money from for using his influence to manipulate a tax probe against it in a case of violation of (FIPB) conditions to receive investment from

The CBI has said it has also recovered vouchers of Rs 1 million which were allegedly paid for the services.

These vouchers were issued in favour of Advantage Strategic Consulting (P) Limited, a firm "indirectly" owned by Karti Chidambaram, the CBI had alleged.

Former minister P Chidambaram, after the CBI searches on May 16, had issued a strong statement in response to the raids, saying the government was using the CBI and other agencies to target his son.

The FIPB approval was granted in "hundreds of cases", the senior had said.

The CBI FIR was made out against Karti Chidambaram, his company Chess Management Services, the Mukerjeas (currently in jail on charges of murder of their daughter Sheena Bora), INX Media, Advantage Strategic Consulting Services and its

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 21:20 IST