INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram produced before Delhi court, CBI seeks extension of custody by 14 days
The CBI on Thursday produced Karti Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media case, before a Delhi court after the expiry of his one-day custody and sought extension of his custody by 14 days.
New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday produced Karti Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media case, before a Delhi court after the expiry of his one-day custody and sought extension of his custody by 14 days.
He was produced before Special Judge Sunil Rana who is hearing the demand of the agency seeking Karti's 14 days custodial interrogation.
Karti's mother Nalini Chidambaram, who is also a senior advocate, was seen sitting with him in the court. Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi is leading the team of advocates for Karti.
CBI had on Wednesday sought 15 days custody of Karti for his interrogation but the duty magistrate had remanded him to one-day police custody.
Karti was arrested on Wednesday at Chennai Airport on his return from the United Kingdom in connection with the FIR lodged on 15 May, 2017 alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when his father P Chidambaram was the union finance minister.
The agency has recently filed its closure report before a special court after failing to gather enough evidence to prosecute the Aam Aadmi Party leader and others in the case
The CBI received information that "a network of individuals involved in cricket betting are influencing the outcome of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches based on inputs received from Pakistan", the FIR alleged.
Addressing a press conference, Chidambaram said a slower rate of growth has been the "hallmark" of the present government in the last eight years, and the post-pandemic recovery has been "indifferent and halting