After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) directed Karti Chidambaram to vacate his house in New Delhi, the Sivaganga MP has challenged the probe agency’s notice. The Jor Bagh residence was earlier attached by the agency in the INX Media case.
New Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, on Thursday (August 1) challenged before the adjudicating authority, Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) notice to vacate his Jor Bagh residence in Delhi, which was earlier attached by the agency in the INX Media corruption case. Both P Chidambaram and his son Karti are accused in the case.
Karti Chidambaram approached the authority saying an appeal in this regard was already pending before appellate authority, PMLA and Enforcement Directorate's directions on Wednesday (July 31) were a violation of law.
The eviction notice was served on Wednesday evening following an earlier order of the Adjudicating Authority, PMLA, by which the attachment of the property was confirmed.
The immovable property situated at 115-A block 172, Jor Bagh, New Delhi-3 was attached by the Enforcement Directorate on October 10 last year. The attachment was later confirmed by the authority on March 29, following which the directions were given, the notice said.
The case involving Rs 305 crore relates to Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval granted in 2007 for receipt of funds by INX Media.
A Delhi court on Thursday has also extended till August 9 the interim protection from arrest to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.
Special Judge OP Saini extended the relief after the argument on anticipatory bail plea of the father-son duo remained inconclusive as both the agencies sought time to argue the matter further.
During the hearing, Chidambaram told the court there was no ground for it to deny them anticipatory bail, opposed by the two central probe agencies. The cases relate to alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
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Last Updated Aug 1, 2019, 3:43 PM IST