ED Raids Karti's Bengaluru Company in Vasan Case

Published: 20th April 2016 04:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2016 04:14 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Enforcement Directorate has reportedly searched the Bengaluru offices of Sequoia Capital India, one of the largest venture capital firms in the country.

The searches were conducted in connection with an inquiry against Chennai-based Vasan Healthcare group in which former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram has an interest.

The searches were held allegedly over violations regarding foreign exchange norms. The venture capital firm is alleged to have misused India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policy.

The raids were conducted at Vasan Eye Care and Advantage Strategic, a company that is involved in the Aircel-Maxis deal and had allegedly violated FDI norms.

In December 2015 too, the ED and the Income Tax department raided firms linked to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram in Chennai. The raids were conducted on Vasan and Advantage Strategic, a company that is also involved in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Searches were conducted mainly in Chennai as part of a joint operation by the ED and the Income Tax department. ED was probing the financial transaction between Karti and Aircel just before the company was given approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board.

Sequoia Capital, in a mediastatement, denied the searches by the ED had anything to do with the Aircel-Maxis scam. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp