Aircel Maxis case: Nothing to add to statement made in Nov 2014, Karti tells CBI

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Karti Chidambaram on Thursday wrote to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), saying he has nothing to add to his previous statement made in November 2014. He also wrote that he should not be insisted to appear again. Karti was summoned by CBI on Wednesday in INX Media case.

Aircel Maxis case: Nothing to add to statement made in Nov 2014, Karti tells CBI

Last month, when CBI asked Karti Chidambaram about his role in facilitating Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval given to media house run by Peter and Indrani Mukherjea - INX Media, Karti had claimed that he had recorded his statement in CBI in November 2014 and explained to CBI officer that he was not familiar with FIPB.

The FIR lodged by the CBI on May 15 had alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Karti's father, P Chidambaram, was the Finance Minister.

The CBI had claimed that the FDI proposal of the media house, cleared by Chidambaram, was "fallacious".

The FIR was registered on May 15 before the special CBI judge in New Delhi and the registration of the case was followed by searches at the residences and offices of Karti and his friends on May 16.

(With agency inputs)

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