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CBI quizzes Karti for 8 hours in graft case

NEW DELHI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday questioned Karti Chidambaram, son of former federal finance minister P Chidambaram, for over eight hours in a case related to the alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media in 2007.

The CBI has asked him to appear before it again on August 28 for further questioning.

Karti was questioned at the CBI headquarters on Lodhi Road soon after he appeared before the investigators on Wednesday.

“Karti reached the CBI headquarters around 10.40am and was questioned till 7pm,” a CBI official said.

CBI sources said that Karti, who was accompanied by his lawyers, faced over 100 questions prepared by the agency.

On August 18, the Supreme Court had directed Karti to appear before the CBI which examined him in a case related to the FIPB clearance given to INX Media for allegedly receiving funds from Mauritius when his father was in office.

As per the apex court order, the CBI will also question four more persons namely Ravi Vishwanathan, Mohnan Rajesh, Bhaskar Raman and CVN Reddy on August 28.

Vishwanathan, Rajesh and Raman will be questioned in Delhi, while Reddy will be questioned at the CBI’s Chennai office, said sources.

Indo-Asian News Service