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INX Media case: Supreme Court to hear Karti Chidambaram’s plea today

The CBI has alleged that Karti illegally took service charges for getting FIPB clearance for INX Media when his father P Chidambaram was the finance minister.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2017 09:32 IST
Karti Chidambaram arrives at the CBI office in New Delhi in connection with the INX Media case.
Karti Chidambaram arrives at the CBI office in New Delhi in connection with the INX Media case.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a plea filed by Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram, in connection with the INX Media case.

On September 1, the apex court refused Karti’s plea to move abroad and had made it clear that he cannot leave India, and till then the lookout notice will continue.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the probe agency in the case, alleged that Karti illegally took service charges for getting the FIPB clearance when his father P Chidambaram was the finance minister.

The apex court had earlier directed Karti to appear before the probe agency in the case.

The Madras High Court had directed Karti to approach a court in Delhi to quash the FIR lodged against him in a bribery case.

The high court informed Karti that he would have to take his petition to the Delhi High Court, as the case does not come under the jurisdiction of the Madras High Court.

Karti had moved the court after the Supreme Court asked him to appear before the CBI in New Delhi, to help the investigating agency with its probe.

In August, the Madras High Court had stayed the Look Out Circular (LOC) issued against Karti and four others.

The apex court later said it would review the high court order cancelling the LOC issued by the Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO).

On May 16, the CBI raided Chidambaram’s residence, along with 13 other locations in New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Chandigarh. The raids were regarding a 2007 case, in which INX Media had allegedly paid bribes to get an FIPB approval. An FIR was filed against Karti, Indrani Mukherjea and Peter Mukerjea, who owned INX Media.