- The rip-off dates again to the time when his father P Chidambaram was the house minister
- Karti had returned from his journey to the UK and Europe on Wednesday
- Courtroom had ordered Karti Chidambaram to hitch the CBI investigation inside 16 hours of his arrival
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Thursday appeared earlier than the CBI headquarters to hitch the investigation into an alleged rip-off pertaining to the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese language nationals in 2011. The rip-off dates again to the time when his father P Chidambaram was the house minister.
A particular court docket had ordered Karti Chidambaram to hitch the CBI investigation inside 16 hours of his arrival from the UK and Europe.
Karti had gone with the permission of the Supreme Courtroom and the particular court docket itself.
The MP returned from his journey on Wednesday.
He arrived on the CBI workplace on Thursday morning to reply questions associated to the case.
Talking to reporters outdoors the CBI headquarters, Karti mentioned the case in opposition to him was “bogus”, and claimed that he had not facilitated the issuance of visa to any Chinese language nationwide.
The case pertains to allegations of Rs 50 lakh being paid as bribe to Karti and his shut affiliate S Bhaskararaman by a high govt of Vedanta group firm Talwandi Sabo Energy Ltd. (TSPL), which was establishing an influence plant in Punjab, for re-issuance of challenge visas for 263 Chinese language employees employed there, the CBI FIR mentioned.
The company has already taken Bhaskararaman in custody in reference to the case.
In line with the CBI, the work for establishing the ability challenge was being executed by a Chinese language firm and was working delayed.
A TSPL govt had sought re-issuance of the challenge visas for 263 Chinese language employees for which Rs 50 lakh allegedly exchanged arms, based on the CBI FIR.
Karti Chidambaram has denied all allegations, saying “if this isn’t harassment, not a witch hunt, then what’s”.
(With inputs from PTI)