Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: In what could further deepen trouble for former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, the Enforcement Directorate (Ed) has sought information from 14 countries over the properties and banking transactions of companies which has alleged links with him, as per a news daily report.
As per a report in the Times of India, ED has approached “UK, UAE, South Africa, US, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, France, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and British Virgin Islands” to enquire about the alleged firms that Karti has links with.
The transactions include that of Advantage Strategic, Sequoia, WestBridge and other firms.
ED is also planning to “question him shortly for his financial transactions”, the TOI further said.
P Chidambaram, had couple of weeks ago, rubbished allegations of amassment of wealth by Karti saying that he was the real target and not his son.
Karti has reportedly amassed a huge amount of wealth through his dealings between 2006-2014, when his father P. Chidambaram was a cabinet minister in the UPA regime.
According to reports, the investigators of the case have found the details of Karti`s investments during their probe of the alleged acquisition of telecommunication company Aircel by Malaysian company Maxis.