Delhi, 24 Aug 2019: The CBI has expanded the probe against former finance minister P Chidambaram, bringing under its ambit foreign investment clearances given to companies other than INX media during his tenure, officials said Thursday.
The CBI suspects that Chidamabaram and his son Karti also received kickbacks from other companies to facilitate foreign investment clearances through the FIPB route which necessitates the former minister's custodial interrogation, they said.
Meanwhile, troubles seem to be mounting for both P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram as investigating agencies try to find links between the alleged overseas payments and Karti's benami foreign assets. It is alleged that Karti bought many such properties from the proceeds of the bribe money he received overseas. In a new revelation, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has a copy of an email that shows Karti owns benami properties in the United Kingdom, reported India Today.