ED files money laundering case against Karti, Court seeks Maran bros’ reply in Aircel case

ED files money laundering case against Karti, Court seeks Maran bros’ reply in Aircel case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, and others, taking cognisance of a recent CBI FIR against them.

Reports said the central probe agency registered an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), ED’s equivalent of a police FIR, against the accused named in the CBI complaint including Karti, INX media and its directors, Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, and others.

The ECIR has been registered under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), they said.

Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response from former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others on an Enforcement Directorate (ED) plea against their discharge in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

The High Court will next hear the matter on August 29. In its last hearing, the CBI had told the court that more steps were needed to be taken to secure the presence of Krishnan and Marshall, who were charge-sheeted along with Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi, in the case.

The ED on May 3 moved the Delhi High Court challenging the special court’s order discharging Dayanidhi Maran, his brother and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.