The Supreme Court docket on Monday allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, who’s dealing with prison instances which can be being probed by the ED and the CBI, to journey overseas. A bench, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, requested Chidambaram to deposit Rs 2 crore with the registry and submit particulars on the locations to be visited and the place the place he would keep.
Opposing the applying, Extra Solicitor Basic SV Raju stated earlier Chidambaram was earlier allowed to journey overseas, however with a deposit of Rs 10 crore.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who was showing for Chidambaram, stated the situation was not justified for a member of Parliament and he wouldn’t run away wherever.
The apex courtroom stated the quantity be deposited in a nationalised financial institution and allowed Chidambaram to journey for six months. Earlier, it had allowed him to journey to the UK, the US, France, Germany and Spain.
The Congress chief is dealing with a number of prison instances associated to the Aircel-Maxis deal and the Overseas Funding Promotion Board clearance to the INX Media for receiving international funds of Rs 305 crore when his father, P Chidambaram, was the Union finance minister.
The instances are being probed by the ED and the CBI.
The ED had earlier claimed that Karti Chidambaram had been attempting to protract the investigation by “blatantly misusing” the freedom granted by the courtroom in permitting him to journey overseas.
(With PTI inputs)