The Supreme court will hear the plea filed by Karti Chidambaram on September 18 for final disposal in connection with INX Media case, as per ANI report. Also, the apex court issued a no stay order on lookout notice against the former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son till further hearing in the case, added the report. On September 1, the apex court refused Karti Chidambaram’s plea to go 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 from company for getting the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance when his father P Chidambaram was the finance minister, as per Indian Express report.
The Supreme Court had earlier ordered Karti to appear before the CBI. Also, the Madras High Court had asked him to approach a court in Delhi to quash the FIR lodged against him in a bribery case. The Madras High Court had informed Karti that he would have to take his petition to the Delhi High Court, as the case does not fall under the jurisdiction of Madras High Court.
Meanwhile, earlier in August, the Madras High Court stayed look out circular (LOC) against Karti and four others. The LOC was later canceled by the Supreme Court. The apex court said that it would review the High Court order issued by Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO), reported IE.
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 money to get FIPB approval. An FIR was filed against Karti, Indrani Mukherjee and Peter Mukerjea, who owned INX media.