New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday questioned former union finance minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram for nearly four hours in connection with its probe pertaining to the alleged irregularities in clearances to foreign investments in INX Media during his tenure.
After coming out of CBI headquarters, Mr Chidambaram said he had appeared before the CBI and the FIR did not contain allegations against him. “Questions and answers were based on the files of FIPB. Hence there was little to add to the record,” he tweeted. Mr Chidambaram’s alleged role has come under the scanner of the investigating agencies in connection with the FIPB clearance of Rs 305 crore given to INX media.
Mr Chidambaram has also been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate on June 12 over the alleged money laundering case in the Aircel-Maxis case. On Tuesday, he was questioned by the ED for nearly six hours in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.
The CBI and the ED are investigating the foreign investment clearance granted in 2006 for the Aircel-Maxis deal and in the INX Media case when Chidambaram was finance minister....