SC stays Madras HC's order staying look out circular against Karti Chidambaram in graft case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Madras High Court order that had put on hold the look out circular issued by the Centre against Karti Chidambaram, son of former minister P Chidambaram, and others in connection with an alleged corruption case.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and DY Chandrachud also issued the notice to Karti Chidambaram and others on an appeal filed by the Centre challenging the high court's order staying the look out circular.

The bench, during the hearing, repeatedly observed that Karti had not joined the investigation in the case and, moreover, he has not sought a grant of anticipatory bail in the matter.

The bench, meanwhile, asked the high court to decide the petition seeking to quash the FIR lodged by the CBI.

The case is related to alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds when Karti's father was the Union finance minister in 2007.

The CBI had claimed that the FDI proposal of the media house was "fallacious", but Chidambaram had cleared it.

The FIR dated May 15 was registered before the special CBI judge here. It was followed by searches at the residences and offices of Karti and his friends on May 16.

Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 16:12 PM | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 16:12 PM

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