Chidambarams are said to be having links with Sheena Bora murder case it is reported.Karti Chidambaram allegedly also received Rs. 3.5 crore through payments in the name of companies in which he had substantial interests.
According to sources, some clues on the INX Media deal emerged from investigations into the popular Sheena Bora murdre case. when the financial transactions of the Mukerjeas were scrutinized.
The FIR doesn’t name Chidambaram but refers to his role. The investment, it says, was not cleared by the board but the “deceitful and fallacious proposal was favourably considered and approved by then Finance Minister”.
In a statement, Chidambaram said: “FIPB approval is granted in hundreds of cases. The five Secretaries who constitute the FIPB, the officials of the FIPB Secretariat and the competent authority in each case are the public officials. There is no allegation against any of them. There is no allegation against me.”
Stating that every case was processed according to law, Mr Chidambaram said: “The government, using the CBI and other agencies, is targeting my son and his friends. The government’s aim is to silence my voice and stop me from writing, as it has tried to do in the cases of leaders of Opposition parties, journalists, columnists, NGOs and civil society organizations. All I will say is, I shall continue to speak and write.”
The Congress accused the government using its agencies for a witch-hunt against Mr Chidambaram, a vocal critic of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Such tactics don’t scare either the Congress or Chidambaram,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
The BJP’s Shaina NC denied the allegation and said, “These are certain charges and the CBI is doing its job of investigating them.” Chidambaram, 71, served twice as finance minister in the Congress-led coalition that ruled India for a decade till it was defeated by the BJP in 2014.