Highly placed officials in Financial Intelligence Unit have confirmed to PGurus that Karti Chidambaram has transferred Rs.1.8 crores to his father and the then Finance Minister (FM) P Chidambaram in five installments. This money transfer news was first broken by Times of India on Monday morning. And this was also reported by Outlook, Firstpost and Times Now later. But none of them including the Times of India reported Chidambaram’s name. All they said was that Karti transferred Rs.1.8 crores of money to a highly influential politician by withholding the name of his father, P Chidambaram.
One wonders why there is reticence on part of the media houses to state the truth in its unvarnished form. Shouldn’t the Fourth Estate say it like it sees it?
This money was transferred from Karti’s (now closed) Bank account of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Chennai Branch sometime during the time period January 16, 2006 to September 23, 2009, into Chidambaram’s bank account. It must be remembered that during this time Mr. Chidambaram was the Finance Minister and this was the time period when the Aircel-Maxis and INX media bribery cases happened. This shows that Chidambaram is well aware of his son’s activities and he also got his pound of flesh from the money collected by his son, further misusing the office of the Finance Minister. Was it hubris?
This transfer of Rs.1.8 crores from the broker-son to the FM-father shows that they were in regular touch and were settling accounts on a case-by-case basis. People familiar with the customs that prevail in Tamil Nadu say that Chettiar businessman will settle accounts on the spot even if they are father and son!
Meanwhile, many Delhi based Tamil Journalists in the English media are working overtime to save their master. It is learned that bribe giver Indrani was introduced to Karti by a former Editor of a Financial daily who is currently running a website. He is also from Tamil Nadu, settled in Delhi. As Indrani has named this Editor, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to question this person and is expected to make him a witness.
 Karti Chidambaram moved Rs.1.8 crores to Sr. Neta: ED Officials – Mar 5, 2019, Times of India
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