Karti confronted with Indrani in INX Media case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Mar 2018 08:15:36



KARTI Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media case, was on Sunday brought to the Byculla prison here and confronted with Indrani Mukerjea as part of the CBI’s probe into the matter, a senior official said.
Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram, was brought to the jail in central Mumbai around 11.15 am by a six-member team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), he said.

The official said Karti Chidambaram and Mukerjea were brought face-to-face and questioned by the CBI team for about four hours.

Mukerjea, a former director of INX Media (P) Ltd, is lodged in the jail in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case.After the questioning, the CBI team left the prison along with Karti Chidambaram and headed towards the Mumbai airport.
While entering the prison, Karti Chidambaram waved at the media persons who had assembled outside the high security prison.

Karti Chidambaram and Mukerjea were questioned by the CBI as a part of its probe in the INX Media deal in which the former allegedly received kickbacks. The doors of the prisons were shut and no other person from outside was allowed to enter the premises when the two were questioned, the official said.

The CBI team came out of the prison around 3.15 pm and a smiling Karti Chidambaram waved again at the media persons while standing on the footboard of a car being used by the agency.

He was asked by the CBI officials to get down from the footboard before they left the jail premises.
Karti Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on February 28 after a confessional statement was given by Mukerjea before a magistrate. He was sent in a five-day CBI custody on March 1.