Friday (October 17): In the INX Media corruption case, the CBI today filed a charge sheet before a Delhi court accusing former union 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 has been filed before Special Judge Lal Singh.
The accused in the charge sheet include Peter Mukherjea; chartered accountant S Bhaskaraman; 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”.
Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar had allowed the Enforcement Directorate to quiz Chidambaram for seven days.