PMLA case against Karti Chidambaram

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today registered a PMLA case against Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, Bhaskararaman and others in the Chinese visa racket case. The economic probe agency has taken cognisance of the FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The ED will summon Karti and others shortly. The Congress MP is likely to join the investigation at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. Earlier on May 17, the CBI had arrested Karti`s close associate S Bhaskar Raman in the case.

Denying all the allegations of being connected with the scam, Karti further said, “For what it`s worth, however, I firmly state that I am not associated with this visa issue directly, indirectly, vicariously or even telepathically! The allegations against me by the CBI are ludicrous, to say the least. I categorically deny all of them.”