INX Media case: CBI files chargesheet, accuses Chidambaram of taking Rs 9.96 lakh in bribes

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The charge sheet also named the Congress leader’s son Karti Chidambaram, Peter Mukherjea and Indrani Mukerjea.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on October 18 filed a charge sheet before a Delhi court against former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case.

The charge sheet names 14 accused, including the Congress leader’s son Karti Chidambaram, Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea.

Chidambaram has been accused of taking Rs 9.96 lakh in bribes, CNBC-TV18 reported. However, in the FIR filed against him earlier, the agency had claimed that he had taken bribes worth Rs 3.5 crore.

The court had on October 17 allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to quiz Chidambaram till October 24 and extended his judicial custody in the INX corruption case lodged by the CBI till the same date.

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