CBI sends LRs to five countries to unearth money trail in INX media case

NEW DELHI: The CBI has sent judicial requests to five countries, seeking details of international transactions related to investments and payments made by the companies accused in the INX media case, officials said Friday.

The letter rogatory, a judicial request for information from an Indian court to a court abroad, was sent recently to the United Kingdom, Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda and Switzerland, they said.

The CBI has arrested former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with alleged corruption in granting clearance to foreign investment worth Rs 305 crore in INX media.

INX media had proposed to receive foreign funds from three entities–Mauritius-based Dunearn and NSR-PE, and New Vernon Pvt Equity Limited, part of a US based company.

All these entities are under the scanner of the agency, agency sources said. (AGENCIES)