Tuesday, June 19, 2018

To Which Congress Minister Did Karti Chidambaram Pay Rs 1.8 Crore Bribe?

Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram is under the ED scanner for fraudulent activities, especially in the INX media case. At present, he is grilled by the CBI officers and new details are coming surfacing which are not only interesting but also embarrassing for the century old Congress Party. Convicts in the Sheena Bora murder – Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani are also linked with Karti Chidambaram.

The most surprising aspect is, out of nothing, the ED officials have unearthed a missing link which can be extremely important in this high profile case. Karti Chidambara had transferred Rs 1.8 crore to one of the top leaders in the UPA government. The money was transferred from Karti Chidambaram’s Chennai branch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), A/C No:397990. The ED leaders have come to know the identity of the leader who has been in the big league of Indian politics for the last few decades.

Although the name hasn’t been disclosed in public but this specific link is considered to be extremely important to furnish the case. The whole fraudulent money transfer was done in 5 installments between January 16,2006 and September 23, 2009. Although P. Chidambaram is trying his level best to squash summon orders of ED, in all probability, Karti faces tough days ahead.

This particular link of bribe highlights activities in UPA era. No awards for saying that the top leader belonged to Congress. Side by side, it also goes without any mention that former Union Minister P. Chidambaram compromised national interests for his son and in all probability, facilitated the deal. As far as Karti is considered, there are two cases of bribes exposed already and his fate is now dependent on ED and CBI officers.