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ED attaches Karti Chidambaram’s assets worth over Rs 1 crore

Last Modified Monday, 25 September 2017 (17:34 IST)
New Delhi: The today attached assets worth Rs 1,16 crore of former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the deal, The has frozen bank accounts including fixed deposits worth Rs 90 lakh of Karti Chidambaram. The agency has accused Karti of having received foreign investment in the company Aircel Maxis during the tenure of his father as Finance Minister.
 

According to a CBI charge-sheet submitted in a special court, Mauritius-based Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Maxis, had sought approval for an investment of about Rs 5,127 crore in Aircel. The (CCEA) was competent to grant the approval.

However, the approval was granted by the then Finance Minister. According to the ED, it has also been revealed that the information of amount given for board permission in the Aircel case was not correct. Incorrect figures were presented before the Board to hide the fact. However, Mr Chidambaram has refuted the allegations. In a recently released statement, Mr Chidambaram has said that approval was granted in the "normal course of business". (UNI)
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