NEW DELHI, May 19: Taking cognizance in wake of recent Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR filed against former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram, INX media and its directors, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today registered a case of money-laundering against him.
An Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), ED’s equivalent of a police FIR has been registered against the accused named in the CBI complaint including Karti, INX media and its directors, Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, sources said.
On May 16, CBI had raided 17 locations of Chidambaram’s offices and residences. In the investigation, the agency found them of being involved in money laundering case.
After the raids, Karti Chidambaram left for London. However, P Chidambaram has described his son’s visit to London as a “scheduled trip.”
“Karti is travelling as per earlier travel plans. He will return after a few days. There is no ban on his travel,” he said. (UNI)