CBI is conducting searches in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai including at the residence of former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram. The searches are in connection with alleged criminal misconduct in connection with foreign investment clearances to a media company.
This is the first-ever CBI raid under Modi government on any Minister of the Previous Congress Regime. The allegation is that Karti Chidambaram’s company facilitated clearances to INX Media in 2008 for kickbacks.
Chidambaram, a top Congress leader, was Finance Minister in the Manmohan Singh government at the time and his role is also being examined. While Modi supporters are rejoicing the act on corrupt, Congress say it is an attempt to grab headlines and create a perception.