In a major setback for Karti Chidambaram, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached his properties worth over Rs 54 crore in India and abroad. Karti is the son of senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
The properties have been attached in connection with the ongoing investigation in the INX Media money-laundering case.
The foreign properties that have been attached include cottage and house in Somerset in the UK (worth Rs 8.67 crore) and a tennis club in Barcelona, Spain (worth Rs 14.57 crore).
Apart from these foreign properties, his agricultural land in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu (worth Rs 25 lakh), two bungalows in Ooty (worth Rs 4.25 crore), and land and properties in Jorbagh, Delhi (worth over Rs 16 crore) have been attached.
The ED has also attached fixed deposits worth nearly Rs 1 crore.
The attached properties collectively amount to Rs 54 crore.