Kati Chidamabaram has urged the central investigative agencies – CBI and ED, to televise his interrogation after claiming he was questioned for more than 27 hours last week by the CBI.
Karti Chidambaram is questioned by the CBI in a visa bribe case (File)
Congress veteran P Chidambaram’s son, Karti Chidambaram, has called the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) searches of his home and subsequent interrogation “a tool of harassment”.
“This is the sixth raid. Have you seen anyone in India get attacked six times? asked Karti Chidambaram.
Tamil Nadu MP for Sivaganga also claimed he was interrogated for almost 27 hours. “Why don’t they publish the questions they asked? I urge CBI and ED to televise my interrogation,” he told India Today TV.
Claiming that his father is the real target of the central agencies, Karti Chidambaram said, “They want to target my father who is the main critic of the government and as they are unable to counter his arguments, they come after me.
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The CBI team took his parliamentary papers and notes during the raids, said Karti Chidambaram, adding that he had written to the President about it.
“This is a serious allegation. I wrote a letter to the President. My parliamentary documents and notes, which are protected by parliamentary privilege, have been confiscated by the CBI. What relevance do they have? Karti asked, adding that he was waiting for the President’s response.
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Asked if he thought the raid was meant to create an obstacle for his father ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, Karti reiterated that it is the party that only makes decisions on which candidates to field and that the raids will not affect the decision of the party. .
Karti Chidambaram was interrogated several times last week at the CBI headquarters in the nation’s capital in a visa bribe case. The federal polling agency accused him of accepting a bribe of Rs 50 lakh from a Punjab-based firm through his associate to facilitate visas for 263 Chinese nationals. Her father was the Union Home Secretary when the alleged crime took place.