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CBI charge sheet names PC, Indrani in INX case

CBI charge sheet names PC, Indrani in INX case
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The CBI filed a charge sheet before a Delhi court on Friday in the INX Media corruption case accusing former finance minister P Chidambaram and...

New Delhi: The CBI filed a charge sheet before a Delhi court on Friday in the INX Media corruption case accusing former finance minister P Chidambaram and others, including bureaucrats of causing loss to the exchequer by allegedly committing offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The charge sheet filed before Special Judge Lal Singh.

The accused in the charge sheet include Peter Mukherjea; chartered accountant S Bhaskararaman; ex-NITI Ayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar; former secretary in Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Anup K Pujari; Prabodh Saxena; Rabindra Prasad; INX Media; ASCL & Chess Management Services.

Accused-turned approver Indrani Mukerjea's also appears in the final report. The report was filed under various sections of the PCA and the Indian Penal Code. The matter will be taken up for consideration by Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar on October 21.

The court on Thursday had sent Chidambaram to custodial interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in the INX Media money laundering case "to facilitate proper investigation in the case to reach a logical end".

The special judge had allowed the Enforcement Directorate to quiz Chidambaram for seven days.

While seeking his 14-day custody, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for ED, had told the court that from September 6, the agency examined 12 witnesses and the last one was examined on October 9, adding that the ED also collected some more material during that period.

The court had also extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram till October 24 in the INX Media corruption case lodged by the CBI.

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