The CBI had registered its case on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance granted to INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister.
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The case relates to alleged non-disclosure of income amounting to Rs 6.38 crore by Karti and Rs 1.35 crore by his wife in 2015
The CBI and the ED had alleged that P Chidambaram, as finance minister during the UPA regime, granted approval to the deal beyond his capacity benefiting certain persons, and received kickbacks.
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After being in Tihar jail for 106 days, Chidambaram was released on December 4 following the grant of bail by the Supreme Court in a money laundering case filed by the ED.
Chidambaram is lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody in the ED's money-laundering case.
The CBI has made Indrani Mukerjea, who is currently in jail in Mumbai, approver in the case.
The court had on Thursday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to quiz Chidambaram till October 24
The court’s order came after ED’s request for custodial interrogation of Chidambaram who has been lodged in Tihar jail since September 5 in INX media case.
Chidambaram was produced before the before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar upon the expiry of his custody on Thursday.
Karti Chidambaram penned a letter to the former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader apprising him of current affairs while taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government
Justice Suresh Kait issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Chidambaram's bail plea in which he has claimed that it was the case of 'political vendetta'.
Chidambaram was lodged in Jail No. 7, which usually houses those accused in Enforcement Directorate cases. Incidently, his son Karti was also lodged in this cell for 12 days in the same case last year.
Chidambaram, who had moved a separate plea requesting certain things, is lodged in jail number 7 of South Asia's largest jail.
The Chidambarams are under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal as also the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.
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