1. P Chidambaram calls charges against Karti preposterous, says his son never met any FIPB official

P Chidambaram calls charges against Karti preposterous, says his son never met any FIPB official

"Preposterous to suggest member of my family, with/without my knowledge, influenced, by illegal means, 6 secretary who constituted FIPB," the former Finance Minister said.

By: | Updated: May 29, 2017 4:48 PM
P Chidambaram, karti Chidambaram, P Chidambaram fipb case, karti chidambaram case, cbi, finance ministry, ministry fipb p chidambara, case “Anyone who has worked with me knows that no one would dare to influence my decisions. I had never allowed any family member to speak to me or to any officer of my ministry on any official matter,” he saidSource: PTI)

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday denied his son Karti influenced decisions taken by finance ministry officials. Chidambaram said that his son Karti never met any officer connected with FIPB, adding that it was “preposterous” to allege any member of his family of being involved in such wrongdoing. “Karti Chidambaram had never met any officer connected with FIPB. Have advised him to fully co-operate with the probe and he’ll do so,” P Chidambaram was quoted as saying by ANI.

“Preposterous to suggest member of my family, with/without my knowledge, influenced, by illegal means, 6 secretary who constituted FIPB,” the former FM said.  He further said that people who have worked with him are well aware that no one from his family would “dare” to influence his decisions. “Anyone who has worked with me knows that no one would dare to influence my decisions. I had never allowed any family member to speak to me or to any officer of my ministry on any official matter,” he said in a statement.

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Chidambaram said that he approved only those cases that were recommended by the FIPB, and put up to him by Secretary, Economic Affairs. “At the relevant time, the FIPB was chaired by D Subba Rao who later became governor of RBI. He was succeeded by Ashok Chawla, who later became chairman of the Competition Commission of India. The other secretaries were equally distinguished civil servants,” he said. Chidambaram also said that leaks and insinuations in the particular case have been “deliberately fed” to a section of the media and “maliciously circulated” on social media. In a major controversy, CBI had filed

In a major controversy, CBI had filed an FIR against Karti, INX Media founders Indrani and Peter Mukerjea a fortnight ago. The FIR alleged Karti criminal conspiracy, cheating, receiving illegal gratification, influencing public servants and criminal misconduct. The CBI, in its FIR, claimed that Karti received money from INX Media through a company “indirectly controlled by him” for using his influence to manipulate a tax probe against it.

  1. sollu nallaa
    May 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    If karti did not meet any one still got paid for a work then cheating fraud clauses apply. Karti 420.
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