Karti confronted with Indrani in INX Media case

Court gives CBI Karti's custody for questioning till March 6

The confrontation between him and Indrani was video recorded by CBI, sources said. She is claimed to have paid $700,000 to Karti, according to the TOI report.

An FIR, filed on May 15 a year ago, had alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when P Chidambaram was Union finance minister.

Karti Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media case, was on Sunday brought to the Byculla prison in Mumbai to be confronted with Indrani Mukerjea as part of the CBI's probe into the matter, a senior official said. Meanwhile, the agency is likely to seek his remand to question him, however, it is waiting for the CBI to finish its custodial interrogation.

Earlier, a single judge bench of the Madras High Court had stayed the LOC issued against Karti Chidambaram and others in the graft case. He was forced to step down and was pushed into the vehicle before leaving the jail said ET reports.

Karti was arrested from Chennai airport on Wednesday morning soon after he returned from the United Kingdom, was brought to Delhi and produced before a duty magistrate. Karti, who has reportedly been throwing tantrum after tantrum, stood on the footboard of the CBI auto and waved to media persons while leaving the jail. Significantly, the ED is tightening its case against Karti and has forwarded its complaints to the CBI to probe the larger conspiracy of the office of the finance minister being misused to accrue gains to companies linked to Karti Chidambaram.

Before boarding a flight to Delhi, Karti shouted "I am innocent" to the assembled media contingent, but was prevented from speaking any further by the local police.

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The CBI had on September 1 past year said there were "good, cogent" reasons for issuing the LOC.

When INX Media was permitted to source funds from overseas despite alleged illegalities, Chidambaram was finance minister.

"He is arguing his case like a lawyer and is also very aggressive while answering questions related to him accepting the bribe from the media house".

A notice is given in the Rajya Sabha by the Vice president of the ruling party Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to suspend the businesses to discuss allegations against relatives of former minsters, referring to the case of Karti Chidambaram.

The officer recounted how Karti had jokingly asked another CBI officer after the court refused to grant him home-cooked food on Friday if the officers had food-ordering apps like Swiggy and Zomato on their phones.

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