Senior journalist Vir Sanghvi questioned by ED in INX Media money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate examined and recorded the statement of senior journalist and former INX Media employee Vir Sanghvi in connection with the INX Media case.

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Mar 9, 2018 8:00 AM Updated: Mar 9, 2018 8:00 AM

The Enforcement Directorate examined and recorded the statement of senior journalist and former INX Media employee Vir Sanghvi in connection with the INX Media case.

While being questioned, Sanghvi denied all allegations of facilitating any meeting between Karti Chidambaram and Indrani Mukerjea.

“I left NewsX in January 2008 and complained about financial improprieties at INX Media and called for an official inquiry. This is a matter of record,” Sanghvi said while clarifying his position.

The senior journalist, who currently works with CNN-News18, had reportedly made a complaint to the Ministry of Information and Broadcast informing them about financial irregularities at INX Media.

“I was not on talking terms with the Mukherjea’s by then so they would hardly have told me how they tried to suppress an inquiry I had asked for!” he tweeted.

The CBI says the payments were made to Karti many months after I left. So I was out of the picture by the time all this took place,” Sanghvi said in his defence in a series of tweets after a journalist posted on social media that a top journalist “brokered a deal between Indrani Mukherjee and Karti Chidambaram”.

According to media reports, on February 28, Karti Chidambaram was arrested from the Chennai airport for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving foreign funds of over Rs 300 crore in 2007.

Karti Chidambaram has also been alleged by CBI of receiving Rs 10 lakh as bribe for the FIPB clearance.

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