Karti Chidambaram transferred Rs 1.8 crores to a politician's account: ED
New Delhi : Enforcement Directorate officials claimed to have found details of Karti Chidambaram transferring Rs 1.8 crores in a bank account of an influential politician.
ED officials alleged that Karti transferred the money from his account in the Chennai branch of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to a senior leader, who has discharged very important responsibilities at the Centre in a career spanning decades, the Times of India reported.
The officials, however, denied revealing the name of the politician to ensure their investigation is not impacted by it.
The ED is likely to summon the senior leader over the transfer of money in five instalments between January 16, 2006 and September 23, 2009, officials said.
Karti Chidambaram was arrested on February 28 in an alleged INX Media case. The fresh evidence in the case, which triggered his arrest, was based on the statement of Mukerjea, who recorded it under section 164 of CrPC before a magistrate on February 17.