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INX Media case: Chidambaram summoned by CBI for questioning on June 6

He was called yesterday for the questioning in the case but he sought another date to comply with the Central Bureau of Investigation notice, they said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 01, 2018 21:31 IST ]
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Chidambaram

Former finance minister P Chidambaram was summoned by the CBI for questioning on June 6 in connection with alleged irregularities in the clearance of foreign investment in INX media. 

Yesterday too, the senior Congress elader was called for questioning in the case but he sought another date to comply with the Central Bureau of Investigation notice, PTI sources said. The Delhi High Court had on May 31 granted Chidambaram interim protection from arrest till July 3 in the case. 

Chidambaram's alleged role has come under the scanner of investigating agencies in connection with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance of Rs 305 crore given to INX media. 

The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15 last year for alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Chidambaram was the finance minister during the UPA-1 government. 

Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram was also arrested in the case for allegedly receiving funds to the tune of Rs 10 lakh. 

The other accused in the case include then INX media director Indrani Mukerjea and then INX news director Peter Mukerjea.

(With PTI inputs)

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