ED files PMLA case against Karti Chidambaram
NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a case of money laundering against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and others by reading a recent FIR against CBI them.
Authorities said that the central survey agency recorded an incident fact sheet (Ecir), equivalent to the emergency service of a police FIR against the defendants named in the CBI complaint, including Karti, INX media and their directors, Pedro and Indrani Mukerjea, among others.
The ECIR was registered with the provisions of the Law on Prevention of Money Laundering (MPLA), they said.
They said that the emergency department would consider the “proceeds of crime” supposedly generated in this case and could also join the property of several defendants.
It is Ed who provided information on alleged illegal payments by INX media reports that the IWC had filed the FIR.
The CBI on Tuesday had carried out investigations in Karar homes and offices in four cities for allegedly receiving money from the Mukerjeas-owned media company to crush a tax probe.
The Chidambarams denied all charges against them.
The IWC had filed a FIR against Karti and Mukerjeas on charges of criminal conspiracy, deception, illegal settlement of influence on officials and misconduct.
It is alleged that Karti received INX Digital funds for the use of his influence to manipulate a tax probe in case of violation of the conditions of the Foreign Investment Promotion Council (FIPB) to receive Maurice investments.