The Central Bureau of Investigation have arrested Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in INX Media case.
According to various media reports, Karti’s name had cropped up in the case which relates to Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval granted in 2007 for receipt of funds by INX Media when his father and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was the Union finance minister during the previous UPA regime.
Last week, Karti moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Enforcement Directorate’s summons against him in the case.
He reportedly told the ED that he was appearing before the agency “under protest”. He was first grilled by the agency on January 18.
The ED had earlier summoned Karti on February 2 after which he informed them he would be unable to depose as he had an interlocutory application pending in the Supreme Court in this case.
The central probe agency had registered the case against Karti and others in May last year.
BJP has said the arrest is the party’s stance on zero tolerance on corruption. Congress on the other hand has blamed the arrest as vendetta and a diversionary tactic to shift focus from other pressing issues