NEW DELHI: Delhi's Patiala House court on Saturday sent former media baron Peter Mukerjea to judicial custody till April 13 in the alleged INX Media bribery case.
Peter Mukerjea, former co-director of INX Media Ltd, will be produced through video conferencing in further hearings. He will be taken to Mumbai later in the day.
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According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who is probing the bribery case, Peter did not co-operate with the investigators. Due to this, the agency could not confront him with Karti Chidambaram or his CA - both accused in the case.
"Peter Mukerjea didn't cooperate with the investigators. That's why CBI couldn't confront him with Karti or his CA. For the next dates, Peter will be produced through video conferencing from Mumbai Jail. He will be taken to Mumbai today," CBI told Patiala House Court.
Peter and his wife Indrani Mukerjea - who is already in jail in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora - are co-accused in the money INX Media corruption case along with Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram.
Karti allegedly received Rs 3.5 crore from the Mumbai-based INX Media, now known as 9X Media, for helping it get Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance in 2007 when it was run by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea.
The FIR does not mention Chidambaram senior, though it said he cleared the FIPB approval for Rs 4.62 crore FDI in the firm at an FIPB meeting on May 18, 2007.