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Indrani Mukerjea dubs Chidambaram's arrest as 'good news'

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 August 2019, 13:46 IST
Indrani Mukerjea

Jailed media baron Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the killing of her daughter, on Thursday termed the arrest of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case as "good news". Chidambaram was arrested on August 21 by the CBI in the INX Media corruption and money laundering case.

Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea are former promoters of the INX Media Group. "His (Chidambaram) arrest is good news. He is now cornered from all sides," Indrani Mukerjea told reporters in a sessions court where she was produced to attend the trial in the case of the killing of her daughter Sheena Bora.

She further said the bail granted to the former Union minister's son Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media case should also be cancelled.

Indrani Mukerjea had earlier recorded her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), claiming she and her husband met P Chidambaram at the latter's office in Delhi's North Block.

She also claimed in her statement that the former Union minister had asked her to help his son Karti Chidambaram in his business and make overseas remittances in lieu of granting Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to INX Media.


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First published: 29 August 2019, 13:46 IST