A Delhi Court on Wednesday granted exemption from personal appearance to former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti for the day within the INX Media rip-off associated cash laundering case.
Special Judge M Ok Nagpal granted reduction to the Chidambarams after an software on this regard was moved by their lawyer, saying the accused had been busy in meeting election marketing campaign in Tamil Nadu. The accused had been summoned by the courtroom on March 24 after taking congnisance of a supplementary cost sheet filed by the ED. The courtroom will additional hear the matter on April 16. Both are star campaigners, their lawyer Arshdeep Singh stated.
The courtroom additionally issued discover to the ED on a bail software moved by co-accused Peter Mukharjea within the case.
P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) within the INX Media corruption case on August 21, 2019. On October 16, 2019, the ED arrested him in a associated money-laundering case. Six days later, on October 22, the apex courtroom granted bail to Chidambaram within the case lodged by the CBI. In the ED case, he obtained bail on December 4, 2019.
The CBI had registered its case on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving abroad funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007, throughout Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister. Subsequently, the ED had lodged the money-laundering case.
Karti was arrested by the CBI in February 2018 and he was granted bail in March 2018 within the INX Media corruption case. He was granted interim bail from the Delhi excessive courtroom within the cash laundering case.