INX Media Case: CBI Takes Karti to Mumbai for Further Questioning

Karti Chidambaram was arrested early on 28 February by the CBI in Chennai.

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Karti Chidambaram arriving at Delhi’s Patiala House Court ahead of his hearing in the INX Media case.

After intense drama over the course of two days, the Patiala House Court on Thursday, 1 March, sent Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, to CBI custody till 6 March in the INX Media case. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for 12 noon on 6 March.

However, the CBI had sought 14-day custody in its remand application.

Speaking after the court order on Thursday, Karti said, “I will be vindicated eventually”.

The court’s order came a day after Karti was arrested by the CBI at Chennai airport. On Wednesday, he was also produced before the Delhi court, which sent him to one-day police custody. The CBI has currently taken him to Mumbai for further questioning.

  • Karti Chidambaram has been remanded in CBI custody till 6 March
  • Speaking after the court order, Karti Chidambaram said, “I will be vindicated eventually”
  • The order by the Patiala House Court on Thursday, 1 March, came soon after the arguments regarding the INX Media case concluded
  • Additional Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta said on Thursday that Karti Chidambaram had been uncooperative, and had asked for 14-day custody
  • The CBI had said the whole purpose of Wednesday’s custody was defeated as the doctors shifted Karti to a Cardiac Care Unit, when he did not even complain of anything
  • Meanwhile Singhvi, counsel for Karti, had countered the arguments saying that it was all motivated and there were no grounds of arrest given to his client
  • Speaking on behalf of Karti, Singhvi on Wednesday said, “I’m not a Hindustan ‘leaver,’ I’m a Hindustan returner”
  • Karti was arrested on the basis of statements given by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, who claimed P Chidambaram asked for their help, CBI said
12:55 PM , 04 Mar

Karti Taken to Byculla Jail, To Meet Mukerjeas Separately

INX Media Case: CBI Takes Karti to Mumbai for Further Questioning
(Photo: ANI)

After bringing him to Mumbai, the CBI took Karti to the Byculla jail, where he will be meeting with Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea separately, reports ANI.

9:29 AM , 04 Mar

CBI Takes Karti to Mumbai for Further Questioning

As reported by ANI, the CBI has taken Karti to Mumbai for further questioning in his role in the INX Media Case.

NDTV reports that sources in the CBI have mentioned that Karti will probably be confronted alongside Indrani Mukerjea, the former owner of INX Media. Mukerjea had told the Enforcement Directorate last week that her husband Peter Mukerjea and her had met P Chidambaram to seek government approval to foreign investment proposals that valued a rough Rs. 300 crore in their company.

9:53 PM , 01 Mar

INX Media & Aircel-Maxis: Long Legal Battle Awaits The Chidambarams

A long legal battle is in the offing for P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram as the father-son duo are in the radar of the probe agencies in another case concerning the Aircel-Maxis deal, reported PTI.

P Chidambaram's role in granting FIPB approval to an offshore firm in the Aircel-Maxis deal is under investigation by the agency.

7:34 PM , 01 Mar

'I Will be Vindicated Eventually': Karti Chidambaram After Court Order

Speaking after the Patiala House Court sent him to CBI custody till 6 March, Karti Chidambaram said, “I will be vindicated eventually.”

Published: 28 Feb 2018, 9:05 AM IST
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