Former INX Media promoter Indrani Mukerjea, who is now facing trial in her daughters murder, has told CBI that she is willing to identify the place where she and her husband Peter Mukerjea met Karti Chidambaram, officials said. Indrani and Karti were confronted in Byculla prisons in Mumbai on March 4 in connection with the case of INX Media getting government approval for foreign direct investment after money changing hands.
The CBI was planning to seek courts permission for production warrant for Indrani and had even moved an application in the court last week. However, when the issue was taken up in the court on March 9, the agency decided not to press for it as of now while keeping its right to file application once again at the appropriate time. The agency had twice moved the application but officials said they would wait for an opportune time to do so.
According to the application filed in the court, during the confrontation, Indrani has told the investigators that she was "willing to identify the place where she and Peter Mukerjea had met Karti in connection with the FIPB issue of INX Media and where he demanded an amount of $one million for settling such issues". Karti, who will be produced before the court on Monday as his custody ends, and Chidambaram have denied any wrongdoing.
Sources said CBI will seek his custody for another three days and is likely to apprise t...