Karti Chidambaram, the son of P. Chidambaram, had been arrested on corruption charges was taken to Mumbai for questioning by the Central Bureau of Investigation Byculla jail along with Indrani Mukerjea in the INX media scam case. Indrani Mukerjea has also been accused of murdering her own daughter, Sheena Bora, while also being charged with the scam. Indrani had given a statement, in which she had said that while P Chidambaram was the finance minister of India, he had asked her and her husband, Peter to help Karti’s business. Her statement was instrumental in Karti’s arrest at the premises of Chennai airport.
According to Indrani’s statement, a deal of USD 1 million was made between Karti and the Mukerjeas to swing FIPB approval in favour of INX Media. Reportedly, the criminal husband and wife met P. Chidambaram in his North Block office in relation with the FIPB approval for FDI in INX Media.
Karti is going to confront Indrani in the jail as they’re scheduled to be questioned together, but it isn’t clear if he’s going to meet Peter too. Peter has also been accused of murdering his step daughter. Karti will be returning to Delhi after he has been interviewed by the officials by evening. The INX media case has become one of the most controversial scam cases of India, and has involved some influential people too.