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SC Refuses Karti Chidambaram’s Plea To Move Abroad:- Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram’s petition to move abroad has been refused by the Supreme Court. The court has even made it clear that he cannot leave India.
Karti’s INX media case will be heard by the apex court on September 11, till then the lookout notice will continue. Karti was alleged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the probe agency in the case, that for getting the FIPB clearance, Karti illegally took service charges, when his father P. Chidambaram was the finance minister.
The apex court, in the last hearing, had directed Karti to appear before the probe agency in the case. Karti had been directed earlier by the Madras High Court to approach a Delhi court, to quash the FIR lodged against him in a bribery case. Karti was informed by the Madras High court, that he would have to take his petition to the Delhi High Court, as the case does not come under the jurisdiction of Madras High Court.
After the Supreme Court asked him to appear before the CBI in New Delhi, Karti had moved the court, to help the investigating agency with its probe.
The Look out Circular (LOC) issued against Karti and four others, was stayed by the Madras High Court, earlier in August. Later, the apex court had said that it would review the High Court order cancelling the LOC issued by Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO).
Chidambaram’s residence, along with 13 other locations in New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Chandigarh was raided by the CBI on May 16. The raids were regarding a 2007 case, in which INX Media had allegedly paid bribes to get an FIPB approval.
An FIR was registered against Karti, Indrani Mukherjee and Peter Mukerjea, who owned INX media.