New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday searched the houses of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Delhi and Chennai in connection with a money laundering case with the senior Congress leader saying he had anticipated the probe agency would “do some drama to cover up their tracks”.
The raids were conducted at one location in Delhi and four in Chennai, an ED official said.
The agency on Thursday issued fresh summons to Karti in the money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in getting foreign investment for INX Media in 2007. The ED had registered the case against the former Finance Minister’s son in May 2017.
Chidambaram said the raids were a reaction to the notices sent out by the Supreme Court that heard Karti’s appeal on Friday. The 46-year-old businessman had questioned the cases filed against him by the probe agencies, including the CBI.
The former minister said he had anticipated his house in Chennai will be searched again. “But in a comedy of errors they came to search the premises in Jor Bagh (in Delhi) and officers told me that they believed Karti is an occupant of this house but he is not. He lives in Chennai.