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INX Media case: CBI summons P Chidambaram; will question him on 6 June in connection with alleged irregularities

New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram has been asked by the CBI to appear on 6 June for questioning in connection with alleged irregularities in the clearance of foreign investment in INX media, a venture promoted by former media baron Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani, sources said.

He was called on Thursday for the questioning in the case but he sought another date to comply with the Central Bureau of Investigation notice, they said.

A File photo of P Chidambaram. PTI

A File photo of P Chidambaram. PTI

The Delhi High Court had on Thursday granted Chidambaram interim protection from arrest till 3 July in the case.

Chidambaram's alleged role has come under the scanner of investigating agencies in connection with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance of Rs 305 crore given to INX media.

The CBI had registered an FIR on 15 May last year for alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when Chidambaram was the finance minister during the UPA-1 government.

Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram was also arrested in the case for allegedly receiving funds to the tune of Rs 10 lakh.

The other accused in the case include then INX media director Indrani Mukerjea and then INX news director Peter Mukerjea.

Updated Date: Jun 01, 2018 20:01 PM

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