New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The CBI today arrested Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in connection with its probe in the INX media case, officials here said. Also Read - Supreme Court Allows Karti Chidambaram to Travel Abroad But He Has To Pay Rs 2 Crore
Karti was arrested at Chennai airport at around eight in the morning when he returned from the United Kingdom, they said. Also Read - 'Some Evidence' That New UK Coronavirus Strain More Deadly & Transmissible, Warns Boris Johnson
An FIR filed by the CBI on May 15 last year had alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Chidambaram was the Union finance minister. It is alleged Karti had received funds to the tune of Rs 10 lakh in the case, they said. Also Read - Amid Fears of New COVID Strain, Flight With 256 Passengers From UK Lands in Delhi
The ED has also registered a money laundering case.
The CBI is also probing the alleged irregularities in grant of the FIPB clearance to the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006. PTI ABS DV DV
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