INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram moves Delhi High Court for bail
NEW DELHI: Shortly after a Delhi court docket prolonged Karti Chidambaram’s judicial custody within the INX Media corruption case, the son of senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Monday moved Delhi Excessive Courtroom looking for bail. The Excessive Courtroom will hear the petition tomorrow.
Earlier immediately, Delhi’s Patiala Home Courtroom despatched Karti Chidambaram to judicial custody until March 24 within the alleged INX Media bribery case, whereas dismissing his plea for early listening to of his bail utility.
Particular decide Sunil Rana had pronounced the order after the CBI stated that he was not required for custodial interrogation.
On his plea looking for separate cell and safety in Tihar Jail, the court docket stated the jail guide can be adopted.
The court docket has additionally denied Karti’s request for house cooked meals within the jail.
In the meantime, Karti’s CA S Bhaskararaman, who’s presently in jail in a case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), has moved the court docket for anticipatory bail within the CBI case of INX Media.
Karti was produced earlier than particular decide on expiry of his three-day police custody. He has already spent 12 days in police custody since his arrest on February 28 from Chennai airport.
He was arrested on his return from the UK in reference to the FIR lodged on Could 15 final 12 months. It alleged irregularities within the Overseas Funding Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving abroad funds of about Rs 305 crore in 2007 when his father was Union finance minister.
The CBI had initially alleged that Karti Chidambaram obtained Rs 10 lakh as bribe for facilitating Overseas Funding Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media. It, nonetheless, later revised the determine to USD 1 million (about Rs 6.50 crore on the present alternate charge and Rs four.50 crore in 2007).
The recent proof within the case, which triggered Karti Chidambaram’s arrest, was based mostly on the assertion of Indrani Mukerjea, former co-director of INX Media (P) Ltd, who recorded it beneath part 164 of the CrPC earlier than a Justice of the Peace on February 17.