New Delhi: The CBI is tightening its probe into the INX media case. The agency is keeping a close watch on all aspects. The agency has sent a judicial request letter to five countries to collect details of foreign transactions and investments related to the case. The court has recently sent letters of request to the courts of UK, Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda and Switzerland. The investigating agency has arrested former Finance Minister P Chidambaram for alleged corruption in sanctioning foreign investment of 305 crore rupees in INX media.
The company had proposed to take foreign investment from two Mauritius companies, Duncan and NSR-PE and New Vernon Private Equity Limited in the United States. These companies are under the supervision of Indian investigating agencies. Apart from foreign transactions, the companies allegedly linked to Karti Chidambaram are strategic consultancy private sustenors and Chase Management is also on the CBI's radar. The CBI questioned P Chidambaram for nearly six hours on Friday. The MP of the Upper House is being facilitated as per his reputation on the direction of the court.
In the evening at CBI headquarters, Chidambaram met his wife Nalini and son Karti. After meeting the father, Karti said, "My father and I are not corrupt. We have been implicated. He said that his father wanted to read the book Sapiens, the book of historian Yuval Noa Harri, and he brought it. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the arrest warrant against him and the trial court's order to remand the CBI till August 26. Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX media case. The Congress is accusing the government of acting in a vendetta.