Congress MP Karti Chidambaram reached the CBI headquarters on Thursday to affix the investigation into an alleged rip-off pertaining to the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese language nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was the house minister, officers stated.
A particular court docket had ordered him to affix the CBI investigation inside 16 hours of his arrival from the UK and Europe, the place he 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.
Chatting with reporters exterior the CBI headquarters, Karti stated 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 prime government of Vedanta group firm Talwandi Sabo Energy Ltd. (TSPL), which was organising an influence plant in Punjab, for re-issuance of mission visas for 263 Chinese language staff employed there, the CBI FIR stated.
The company has already taken Bhaskararaman in custody in reference to the case. Based on the CBI, the work for organising the ability mission was being executed by a Chinese language firm and was working delayed.
A TSPL government had sought re-issuance of the mission visas for 263 Chinese language staff for which Rs 50 lakh allegedly exchanged fingers, in keeping with the CBI FIR. Karti Chidambaram has denied all allegations, saying “if this isn’t harassment, not a witch hunt, then what’s”.