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SC tells Karti to approach HC for relief

3/8/2018

New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Karti Chidambaram, an accused in the INX media case, to approach Delhi High Court for relief.Karti is seeking quashing of the summons issued against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said, "you approach Delhi High Court for relief." The top court also requested the Delhi High Court to set up appropriate bench or to adjudicate the Karti Chidambaram matter on Friday or day after. Karti, in his plea, had stated that the ED was probing the case against him, by crossing its jurisdiction. Karti (the son of former Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA Government, P Chidambaram) is an accused for his alleged involvement in the FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) clearance for Rs 305-crore irregular Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the INX media case in 2007, the CBI, the investigating agency, claimed. The apex court had earlier in its detailed order on November 20, last year allowed Karti's plea to go to the UK from December 01 to 10 last year for the purpose of his daughter's admission with certain terms and conditions.For the central government, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tusshar Mehta was appearing before the apex court.

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