- P Chidambaram's residence has been raided by the CBI at 6.30 am today
- The raid was part of a series of raids the CBI conducted across Chennai
- The raids are believed to be part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of his son Karti Chidambaram.
The CBI today launched searches at multiple premises linked to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm.
Official sources in Delhi said the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram.
CBI raid at former union minister P Chidambaram's residence in Chennai pic.twitter.com/1oGxTjVDXF— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2017
The raids are also taking place at the Nungambakkam residence of P Chidambaram in Chennai, a senior police official said in Chennai.
Unconfirmed reports said the raids were also on at Karaikudi, the hometown of Chidambaram.
The agency had recently registered a case regarding Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to a company in which it is alleged that favours were given when P Chidambaram was the finance minister.
Asked about the raids, the former union minister said, "You should have called your CBI friends.......Should I stop writing ? (against the government)."
"I mean...(this is) absolute nonsense," Chidambaram told PTI adding he was not in Chennai.
Chidambaram, a staunch critic of the Narendra Modi-led BJP regime, has said in the past that his voice against the Centre cannot be silenced by launching cases against him or his son Karti, also a Congress leader.
Last Updated 6:48 PM IST