Karti Chidambaram
Karti Chidambaram

Centre booking those who raise voice against them, says Karti Chidambaram

ANI | Updated: Oct 05, 2019 23:52 IST

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Oct 5 (ANI): Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, said that the Central government is booking cases against those people who have raised voice against them.
Addressing mediapersons here, Karti said that there were no proved charges against his father, but he was arrested as he raised voice against the government.
In 2006, only after 12 officials signed giving their approval, did Chidambaram sign as a minister, Karti said citing the charges against his father. He further said that the bail is being denied saying there is a possibility that Chidambaram can influence witnesses.
FIR was filed in 2017 for the 2006 case, he said.
His remarks come after the Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the CBI on a plea by Chidambaram against the order of the Delhi High Court that dismissed his bail plea in the INX Media case.
A bench of Justice R Banumathi and Justice Hrishikesh Roy issued a notice to the CBI and asked it to file a reply on the plea while posting the matter for hearing on October 15.
Chidambaram is facing probe for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when he was the Union finance minister.
While the CBI is probing the corruption allegations, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is looking into money laundering allegations against him in the case.
The CBI had arrested Chidambaram on August 21. (ANI)