New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday set August 16 to hear Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) plea seeking to quiz former media baron Indrani Mukerjea in a money laundering case allegedly involving Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram.
Special Judge Sunil Rana said that the court would hear the plea on August 16.
The Directorate has requested court to issue production warrant against Mukerjea, who is jailed in Mumbai in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.
On May 19, the ED lodged a complaint against Karti alleging that he had received Rs 3.5 crore from INX Media, now 9X Media, for helping it in the clearance of a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) proposal when his father was the Union Finance Minister.
The FIPB clearance was given to the Mumbai-based INX Media when it was run by Peter and Indrani Mukherjea, both accused in Sheena Bora murder case.
The complaint had not mentioned the name of former minister Chidambaram, though it stated that he cleared the FIPB approval for Rs 4.62 crore Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the FIPB meeting on May 18, 2007.
The accused have denied all the charges against them.