INX Media: Delhi court takes cognisance of CBI charge sheet against Chidambaram, others

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday took cognisance of the CBI charge sheet in the INX Media corruption case accusing former finance minister P Chidambaram and others, including bureaucrats, of causing loss to the exchequer by allegedly committing offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar took cognisance of the FIR and posted the matter for October 24, when ED custody of Chidambaram will come to an end and he will be produced in court.

The accused in the charge sheet include Peter Mukherjea; chartered accountant S Bhaskaraman; ex-NITI Ayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar; former secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Anup K Pujari; Prabodh Saxena; Rabindra Prasad; INX Media; ASCL & Chess Management Services.

Accused-turned approver Indrani Mukerjea’s also appears in the final report.

The report was filed under various sections of the PCA and the Indian Penal Code. (agencies)