CBI challenges Karti’s bail in SC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Jun 2018 09:15:48



THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court order granting bail to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, in INX Media case.

The CBI has claimed in its appeal that it was ‘impermissible in law’ for the High Court to entertain Karti’s bail plea when an application seeking a similar relief was pending before the trial court. The agency has also alleged that the High Court had erroneously conducted a detailed examination of evidence on merits at the stage of bail which has seriously prejudiced the case of CBI.

“Further, the High Court while granting bail (to Karti) failed to exercise its discretion in a judicious manner without ascertaining the nature of accusation, the nature of supporting evidence and the reasonable apprehension of tampering with the evidence in the present case,” the CBI said in its appeal.