CBI raids Karti Chidambaram’s homes, offices in fresh case

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram’s home and offices were searched Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Investigation over allegations of bribery.

The CBI has registered a fresh case against Karti Chidambaram, accusing him of receiving Rs 50 lakh as bribe to facilitate the visa of 250 Chinese nationals for a power project in Punjab between 2010-14.

Seven premises linked to Karti Chidambaram and his associates were searched across Chennai, Mumbai, Odisha, and Delhi.

“I have lost count, how many times has it been? Must be a record,” Karti Chidambaram -the son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram- tweeted shortly after news of the raids emerged.

Karti is being probed in cases registered by the CBI, including the case lodged in 2017 over irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during P Chidambaram’s tenure as the Union Finance Minister.