After a special court on Thursday sent former Union finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody for four days till 26 August in the alleged corruption case involving INX Media, enquiries began this morning. They are expected to grill Chidambaram based on the statements made by approver Indrani Mukherjea.'Considering all facts and circumstances, I am of the view that police custody is justified,' special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar said yesterday, remanding Chidambaram in CBI custody.
Chidambaram asked Peter Mukerjea to help his son Karti by sending overseas remittances in exchange for FIPB approval to INX Media, Indrani Mukerjea told investigators probing allegations of money laundering and corruption.Mukerjea, according to a news agency, told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that she and her husband Peter Mukerjea met Chidambaram at his office in Delhi’s North Block.“Peter started the conversation with Chidambaram referring to the application of INX Media for bringing in FDI and handed copy of the application to Chidambaram".
The estranged couple were promoters of the INX Media group and are facing charges of allegedly killing their daughter Sheena Bora. In 2008, Indrani said, they decided to approach Chidambaram after learning about the alleged irregularities in the FIPB approval request.