Karti sent to Tihar till 24th, gets no special cell

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Mar 2018 08:23:16



KARTI Chidambaram was on Monday sent to judicial custody till March 24 in the INX Media corruption case by a Delhi court which also dismissed his plea to provide him a separate cell in Tihar Jail due to his threat perception.

While rejecting Karti’s plea for separate cell and bathroom, Special Judge Sunil Rana said he cannot be treated differently from other accused persons just because of his and his father, former Union Minister P Chidambaram’s social status.

“The apprehension raised by the senior counsel for accused cannot be ignored keeping in view the social status of accused and his family, more specifically, his father who is a former Union Minister.

“However, only keeping in view the fact of social status of accused and his father, he cannot be treated different from other accused persons and cannot be allowed to be kept in separate prison. However, lock up in-charge and jail superintendent are directed to provide and ensure proper security and safety to accused during judicial custody, as per rules,” the court said.