Delhi High Court grants Karti protection from arrest

Delhi High Court grants Karti protection from arrest

Delhi High Court grants Karti protection from arrest

The lawyer of Karti Chidambaram, Salman Khurshid, who is also the former Minsiter, has said that they had asked both the apex court and the Delhi High Court to cancel the summons by the Enforcement Directorate as they have anticipated the "sequential arrests".

They, however, changed tactic to allow them to move the High Court after the Court appeared agreeing to Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's submission that any interim protection to Karti would set a wrong precedent in 50 similar cases involving "ordinary criminals" that were pending before the court.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had produced him in the court appealing for six-day custody after the previous three-day custody expired on Friday following which the court ordered a three-day extension of the custody.

It is a ten-year-old case and all the documents are available with them and "they need my custody to harass me", Karti reportedly said through his counsel. The investigative agency had sought to remand him to 15-day custody for further questioning, which would include confronting him with evidence. As per reports, the special CBI Judge Sunil Rana heard the bail plea of Karti Chidambaram today.

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Karti Chidambaram was arrested on February 28 from Chennai Airport and has been since in CBI custody.

Meanwhile, investigating agencies are reportedly expanding their probe against Karti beyond the INX Media and Aircel-Maxis cases. Karti is accused of using his clout as the son of then finance minister P Chidambaram to get Foreign Investment Promotional Board (FIPB) clearance for INX Media in 2007, which was earlier accused of serious violations in receiving overseas funds.

Karti's arrest was made possible after the testimony by Indrani and Peter Mukerjea, who confessed of giving him bribe of Rs 7 Lakh to help the clearance of FIPB.

On Friday, the CBI moved two more applications, seeking court permission to confront Karti Chidambaram with his Chartered Accountant Bhaskar Raman.

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