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INX media case: Delhi HC extends Karti Chidambaram’s protection from arrest till March 22

Karti Chidambaram is presently lodged in Tihar jail in connection with CBI’s INX media corruption case relating to irregularities in the FIPB clearance given to the firm.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2018 13:01 IST
Karti Chidambaram escorted by the police to the Patiala House court in New Delhi last month.
Karti Chidambaram escorted by the police to the Patiala House court in New Delhi last month. (PTI File Photo)

The Delhi High Court extended on Thursday the protection from arrest to Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case from March 20 to 22.

A bench of justices S Muralidhar and IS Mehta changed the date of hearing from March 20 to March 22 after Karti’s counsel said senior advocate Kapil Sibal will not be available on March 20.

Sibal is representing Karti in the matter.

The Enforcement Directorate counsel Vinod Diwakar said he has instructions from Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta that the ASG has no objection if the date of hearing is changed to March 22.

To this the bench said, “Since no objection has been expressed by the ED for changing the dates, the petition is fixed for hearing on March 22.”

The high court had on March 9 directed the ED not to arrest or take any coercive action against Karti, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, till March 20 in the money laundering case.

Karti is presently lodged in Tihar jail in connection with CBI’s INX media corruption case relating to irregularities in the FIPB clearance given to the firm.

The ED has challenged in the Supreme Court the high court’s March 9 order granting interim protection to Karti and it is listed for hearing on Thursday.