INX Media case: Delhi High Court directs ED to not take any action against Karti Chidambaram till next hearing on 22 March

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended the protection from arrest to Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case from 20 to 22 March.

A bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice IS Mehta changed the date of hearing after Karti's counsel said that senior advocate Kapil Sibal will not be available on 20 March.

Sibal is representing Karti in the matter.

The Enforcement Directorate counsel Vinod Diwakar said he has instructions from Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta that the ASG has no objection if the date of hearing is changed to 22 March.

File image of Karti Chidambaram. PTI

File image of Karti Chidambaram. PTI

To this the bench said, "Since no objection has been expressed by the ED for changing the dates, the petition is fixed for hearing on 22 March."

The high court had on 9 March directed the ED not to arrest or take any coercive action against Karti, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, till 20 March in the money laundering case.

Karti is presently lodged in Tihar jail in connection with CBI's INX media corruption case relating to irregularities in the FIPB clearance given to the firm.

The ED has challenged in the Supreme Court the high court's 9 March order granting interim protection to Karti and it is listed for hearing on Thursday.

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Updated Date: Mar 15, 2018 12:41:32 IST

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