The raids were conducted after Karti refused to appear before the agency for questioning despite repeated summons issued to him in the past few months.
The raids were being carried since early morning, as per the official sources. However, senior ED officials said the CBI FIR had never been quashed and was the reason why they had warrants issued for searches conducted on Saturday.
It was the ED which had provided information about the alleged illegal payments made by INX Media, based on which the Central Bureau of Investigation had filed its FIR.
Chidambaram said ED could not find nothing from his houses and the panchnamas speak for themselves.
"They raided three times my Chennai home and got nothing", he said without taking any questions from media. "The ED has no jurisdiction to investigate under PMLA", he said.
"Not surprised by the malicious vendetta being unleashed against senior Congress leaders including P Chidambaram and his son".
The former Union minister said the raids were a reaction to the notices sent out by the Supreme Court, which heard his son's appeal on Friday.
The agency has alleged that Karti Chidambaram received money from INX Media for using his influence to manipulate a tax probe against it in a case of violation of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) conditions to receive investment from Mauritius. The investigating agency says the FIPB acted beyond its mandate since the investment involved was more than its limit.
Karti allegedly received Rs3.5 crore for facilitating FIPB clearance for INX Media, now 9X Media.
Allegations have also been made by the ED about Karti disposing of a property in Gurgaon, rented out to a multinational company - for which FDI was granted. Chidambaram, as the then FM, had granted the FDI approval to Aircel-Maxis on March 13, 2006 even though he had power only to grant approval to FDIs of up to Rs 600 crore.
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Flores has now broken his silence on the matter and says he is settled with the La Liga side. 'I belong to Espanyol . Football brings up these kind of situations where clubs ask. here at Espanyol it is hard to move someone.
But Johnson accused Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of damaging US-UK relations with their vocal criticism. Hundreds have taken to social media to say Trump had backed out because he was "not welcome".
Republican leaders were largely silent, though House Speaker Paul Ryan said the vulgar language was "very unfortunate, unhelpful". The "protest" is in reference to comments Mr Trump allegedly made during a White Oval meeting earlier this week.
YouTube also said it would not feature Paul in the fourth season of its series " Foursome " and would put other work on hold. In an open letter earlier this week, YouTube said "suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views".
But, King said Tuesday, he mistook what the reported asked him. "She wanted it to be a uniting speech ". "She's good. Harvey Weinstein was accused multiple times by various women late past year of sexual assault and yesterday.
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The move came after the decision to allow females to drive effective from the mid of this year and the opening of cinema theatres. Women could attend the match after strict gender segregation was eased by authority in October a year ago .
Still, the President told attendees of his speech that it would quickly result in "great, great broadband" for rural Americans. Trump further said he would tackle the opioid epidemic, which has been having a huge impact on rural communities.
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