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CBI Spl Court extends custody of Karti

CBI gets three more days to quiz Karti Chidamabaram in INX Media case

The ED said allowing Karti, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, to approach the high court in the money laundering case arising out of the INX Media graft case, would set a "bad precedent" for others.

Meanwhile, CBI officials speaking to HT on the condition of anonymity, said that Karti was not cooperating in their investigation.

In fresh raids conducted on March 7 and 8, the CBI said it recovered documents, including air tickets and mobile phone bills of Karti Chidambaram and his family members which were paid by Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd (ASCPL), a company which has been a conduit for alleged bribes and with which Karti has denied any links.

Karti was produced after the expiry of his three-day police remand before special judge Sunil Rana who posted the hearing on his bail plea on March 15.

In a breather for Karti earlier on Friday, the Delhi High Court granted him interim protection from arrest in the INX Media case.

CBI submitted to the court that further custody was required for unearthing the "total conspiracy" hatched in the case and during the probe new revelations have come up so custodial interrogation was necessary to confront him with the new facts.

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The CBI has alleged that Karti received kickbacks in the clearance of foreign investment worth Rs 305 crore for INX Media - owned by Peter and Indrani Mukherjea.

The judge said that the bail application would be taken up for consideration on March 15 after Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought time to file the reply to the plea. "Due to this kind of inhuman treatment on the part of the CBI, the accuseds blood pressure shot up and he faced certain medical problems", Singhvi said.

During a almost two-hour hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED and Karti's senior counsel Kapil Sibal, traded a volley of charges.

However, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is the party colleague of P Chidambaram, opposed any further custodial interrogation of Karti. This is one of the primary reasons the CBI wants to confront Karti with other co-accused like his chartered accountant Bhaskararaman, who is lodged in Tihar jail, besides confronting him with material evidence to be able to elicit some information from him.

However, Singhvi said it was "astonishing" that they found the address of ASPL, which is the main accused firm in the matter, only two days ago but the case was 10 years old.

The bench asked Mehta "What if Karti is arrested by the ED as soon as he is released by the CBI from its custody?"

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