Chinese language visa rip-off: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) performed raids on the residence of Congress MP Karti Chidambaram in Chennai in reference to the Chinese language visa case, officers mentioned. They mentioned throughout searches on Could 17 after submitting of the FIR, a portion of Karti Chidambaram’s house was sealed as a result of keys to that portion weren’t accessible.
Reacting to the incident, Tamil Nadu Congress president KS Alagiri mentioned: “Raids being performed towards Chidambaram present CBI has acquired no work to do. It appears every time CBI is free, they go to his residence. What number of occasions would they raid his home? They haven’t discovered something. Congress strongly condemns this.”
The keys had been understood to be along with his spouse, who was overseas on the time of searches, they mentioned. The searches in that portion had been resumed on Saturday after company acquired the keys, they mentioned.
The company officers mentioned searches on Saturday might be thought-about as a part of the searches that happened on Could 17. Karti has termed the allegations towards him a results of political vendetta and case as most bogus among the many three FIRs he was booked in.
The CBI had registered an FIR on Could 14 towards him and others on allegations of bribe of Rs 50 lakh being paid him and his shut affiliate S Bhaskararaman by a prime govt of Vedanta group firm Talwandi Sabo Energy Ltd. (TSPL), which was setting an influence plant in Punjab for re-issuance of undertaking visa for 263 Chinese language staff employed there.
Karti’s father P Chidambaram was the house minister then.
(With inputs from PTI)