The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 54 crore belonging to of Karti Chidambaram, the son of Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in connection with INX Media case, Economic Times has reported.
The ED also issued a provisional order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to attach properties in Delhi (a flat worth Rs 16 crore) and Kodiakanal (a bungalow). These properties were in the name of Karti and Nalini Chidambaram.
The ED has attached Rs 8.67 crore cottage and house in Somerset and a tennis club worth Rs 14.57 crore in Barcelona in Spain. As per a report by The Hindu, the properties include bungalows in Ooty and a stone barn in UK.
Here are pictures of some of the properties, as tweeted by ED.
Karti Chidambaram tweeted following the attachment.
A bizarre and outlandish ”Provisional Attachment Order” which is not based on law or facts but on crazy conjectures. This is meant only to grab ”headlines”. The ”order” will not withstand judicial scrutiny, review or appeal. Will approach the appropriate legal forum.— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) October 11, 2018
The ED also attached fixed deposit assets worth Rs 90 lakh in the name of Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited (ASCPL) the firm linked to Karti Chidambaram.