P Chidambaram’s son gets temporary protection until May 30 in Chinese visa scam

Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday granted Congress MP Karti Chidambaram interim protection from arrest until May 30 in an alleged money laundering case filed by ED in connection with an alleged scam to Chinese visas, the ANI news agency said.

Earlier this week, the Law Enforcement (ED) Directorate filed a money laundering complaint against him in the alleged scam involving the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was interior minister, officials said. The ED action came as the Congressman is said to join the investigation at the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Delhi.

“The ED has filed a complaint under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, taking cognizance of a recent CBI-registered First Information Report in the matter,” officials added. . It is alleged that Karti Chidambaram received 50 lakh to illegally facilitate visas for 263 Chinese nationals to complete an energy project in Punjab.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Karti Chidambaram reached CBI headquarters to join the investigation into an alleged scam.

A special court had ordered him to join the CBI investigation within 16 hours of his arrival from the UK and Europe, where he had traveled with permission from the Supreme Court and the special court. -same. The deputy returned from his trip on Wednesday. He arrived at the CBI office Thursday morning to answer questions related to the case.

Earlier on Tuesday, Karti P Chidambaram claimed he was not involved in the Visa case anyway.

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