The CBI questioned Lok Sabha MP Karti Chidambaram for eight hours for the third consecutive day on Saturday in reference to its probe into the alleged Rs 50-lakh bribery for issuance of visas to 263 Chinese language staff concerned within the development of a Punjab-based energy mission in 2011, officers stated.
Karti Chidambaram arrived on the CBI headquarters right here at round 9.30 am and was questioned until 6 pm, they stated.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been questioning the Congress chief since Thursday within the 11-year outdated case which he has termed as “most bogus” and a results of “political vendetta”.
The case pertains to 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was the Union residence minister.
The CBI had registered an FIR on Could 14 towards Karti and others on allegations of bribe of Rs 50 lakh being paid to him and his shut affiliate S Bhaskararaman by a high govt of Vedanta group firm Talwandi Sabo Energy Ltd (TSPL), which was setting an influence plant in Punjab for re-issuance of mission visa for 263 Chinese language staff employed there, the CBI FIR stated.
Challenge visas are a particular sort of visa launched in 2010 for energy and metal sector for which detailed tips had been issued throughout Chidambaram’s tenure as residence minister, however there was no provision of re-issue of mission visas, it alleged.
The company has already arrested Bhaskararaman in reference to the case.