PC, son get protection from arrest till Nov 26

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Nov 2018 09:05:35



A DELHI court on Thursday extended till November 26 protection from arrest to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case filed by the CBI and the ED.

The Enforcement Directorate filed a reply to Chidambaram’s plea for anticipatory bail in the case on Wednesday, maintaining that his custodial interrogation was necessary as he was evasive and non cooperative in the probe.
On Thursday, senior advocates Kapil Sibal and A M Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, submitted that they will argue on the anticipatory bail application and also respond to ED’s reply.

SC’s ‘no’ for urgent hearing on Karti’s plea to travel abroad


THE Supreme Court on Thursday declined urgent hearing on a plea by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram, who is facing several criminal cases, seeking its permission to go abroad.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the issue of Karti Chidambaram visiting abroad is not an “important matter” requiring urgent hearing.
The top court also observed that judges have more cases “than they can handle”.