A Delhi court took cognisance of the chargesheet filed against Former Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case on Monday. The court also issued summons to all other accused in the case.
It asked for Chidambaram to be presented on October 24, however the date for other accused is not given by the court.
On Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a chargesheet in the case against Chidambaram, his son Karti and others. The chargesheet includes 14 accused including Peter Mukerjea, Karti Chidambaram, P Chidambaram, Karti’s accountant Bhaskar and some bureaucrats. CBI has also named firms INX Media, Chess Management and ASCL in the chargesheet.
P Chidambaram and his son Karti were named in the case by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea. The husband-wife duo are currently in Mumbai jail in connection with the murder of Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora.
Enforcement Directorate had also filed money laundering case against Chidambaram in 2017.
Chidambaram is under probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and ED over alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to INX Media for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during his tenure as Union Finance Minister.
The ED suspects the Congress leader and his son Karti of owning several immovable properties and over 16 bank accounts in other countries, which they are trying to identify to trace the money trail.