New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting raids at multiple residential and office premises of Congress leader Karti Chidambaram. The searches are being conducted across nine locations in Mumbai, Chennai, Odisha, Punjab and Karnataka in connection with a fresh case against the Congress MP.
The searches are being conducted at several premises of the former minister P Chidambaram, in connection with a case against his son Karti for alleged foreign fund transfers.
The CBI has registered a fresh case against Lok Sabha MP Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday for allegedly receiving illegal gratification.
The searches are linked to allegations that Chidambaram took illegal gratification of Rs 50 lakh for facilitating visas for some Chinese nationals for working on a project in Punjab.
In view of CBI searches at his premises, Karti Chidambaram tweeted, “I have lost count, how many times has it been? Must be a record.”
Karti Chidambaram is being probed in several cases, including the one relating to Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving foreign funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore when his father was the finance minister.