INX Media: Karti Chidambaram challenges ED eviction notice served to vacate Jor Bagh House

Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga and son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram on Thursday moved to adjudicating authority challenging the eviction notice served by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) directing him to vacate his Jor Bagh situated House.

Karti, in his appeal before the authority, stated that an application in this regard was already pending before the appellate authority. He further claimed that since the issue is already pending, the eviction notice issued by PMLA and ED is a clear violation of the law.

A notice issued by the probing agency on Wednesday evening directed Congress MP to ‘vacate the premises and hand over the possession of the property to the undersigned (ED) within 10 days from the date of receipt of this notice’.

The Jor Bagh situated house, at 115-A block 172, Jor Bagh, New Delhi-3, is jointly owned by Karti Chidambaram and his mother Nalini Chidambaram.

The property situated at Delhi’s Jor Bagh was attached by the probing agency on October, last year, which was later confirmed by the authority on March 29. The Enforcement Directorate, had on October 10, 2018, attached assets worth Rs 54 crore of Karti Chidambaram in India, the UK, and Spain in connection with the case.

Both Chidambarams, P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram, are accused in a connection with INX Media.

The ED had registered a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in the INX Deal based on the CBI FIR.

The CBI in its FIR has alleged that irregularities took place in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the media group for receiving overseas funds amounting to Rs 305 crore in 2007 when P Chidambaram was the Union finance minister.



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