Karti Chidambaram sent to judicial custody till March 24

Karti’s request for home food in the jail

Karti was arrested on February 28 at the Chennai airport on his return from the United Kingdom, in connection with the FIR lodged on May 15 a year ago alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of about Rs 305 crore in 2007 when his father was the Union finance minister. "His father P Chidambaram has dealt with stringent penal laws including TADA, MCOCA, UAPA and NDPS posing a huge security threat to Karti", Krishnan said, adding that Karti can not be exposed to criminals.

Observing the counsel's submission, the court said that the apprehension raised by senior counsel of the accused can not be ignored keeping in view his social status, but more specifically, due to his father's, who is former a Union Minister.

In a related development, the Delhi High Court gave a major relief to Karti Chidambaram, directing the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is separately probing the allegations, not to arrest him till the next hearing of the case on March 20. Also, the Court directed the police to ensure that Karti gets adequate security inside the jail.

Special CBI judge Sunil Rana said the social status of the accused can not be the basis for a separate prison.

While rejecting Karti's plea for separate cell and bathroom, Special Judge Sunil Rana said he can not be treated differently from other accused persons just because of his and his father, former union minister P Chidambaram's social status.

More news: United Kingdom police probe anti-Muslim hate letter

Karti Chidambaram was produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court on Monday after his three-day CBI custody ended. The court also rejected his counsel's request that he be allocated a separate cell for himself in judicial custody. His remand comes to an end today and the CBI would seek three more days custody.

The counsel had sought a separate cell for Karti Chidambaram while citing possible threats from "terrorists" lodged at Tihar jail during P Chidambaram's stint as home minister. "Some of the accused related to those cases are lodged in Tihar so I apprehend a great threat to my security", he said.

The judge, however, did not find reason to grant his plea for a separate cell, saying Karti can not be treated differently from the other accused just because of his and his father's social status. Today the CBI would appraise the court about the fresh details that have cropped up following the questioning of Karti's chartered accountant, Bhaskararaman. "He be produced on March 24", the special judge said.

Karti was arrested on his return from the United Kingdom in connection with the FIR lodged on May 15 previous year.

Related News:

  • IIP quickens to 7.5%, inflation softens

    IIP quickens to 7.5%, inflation softens

    On retail inflation, "the undercurrent remains biased on the upside, making RBI disinclined towards any rate cut", he said. Retail inflation fell to a 4-month low of 4.44 percent in February on cheaper food articles and lower cost for fuel.
    Prince William to 'walk Meghan Markle up the aisle'

    Prince William to 'walk Meghan Markle up the aisle'

    Meghan will appear alongside the Queen at Westminster Abbey in the first "public acknowledgement" by the Queen of the USA actress. The couple also decide to take Charles (Harry Enfield) to America to meet Doria, Meghan's down-to-earth all-American mum.
    Amazon updates Alexa so you don't have to say 'Alexa' repeatedly

    Amazon updates Alexa so you don't have to say 'Alexa' repeatedly

    The blue ring on your Alexa device of choice will light up during these 5 seconds to indicate that she's listening. The company said it would change the command to "Alexa, can you laugh?" ALEXA: "OK, the heat is set to 68".
  • RBs Murray, Stewart to visit Lions

    RBs Murray, Stewart to visit Lions

    Stewart does the majority of his damage strictly as a runner, as he only caught eight passes for 52 yards last season. It's no secret that the Lions have struggled mightily at the running back position for the last handful of years.
    US's Tillerson 'not feeling well', cancels activities in Kenya

    US's Tillerson 'not feeling well', cancels activities in Kenya

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly cut short his Africa trip to attend to "pressing issues" in Washington. On Saturday while visiting Nairobi, Tillerson, 65, canceled his scheduled events because he had been feeling unwell.
    Are human instincts leading us to fake news?

    Are human instincts leading us to fake news?

    "Even before the internet and social media, people would spread gossip around the water cooler or barbecue", Vosoughi said. This method of cataloguing tweets produced 126,000 true or false cascades involving three million people.
  • Goldman Sachs' Schwartz to retire, narrowing field for Blankfein's replacement

    Goldman Sachs' Schwartz to retire, narrowing field for Blankfein's replacement

    Blankfein himself made a cryptic reference to the news on Twitter , saying it's "WSJ's announcement...not mine". Blankfein, 63, is one of the longest-serving CEOs at a bulge bracket bank having been in the role for 12 years.
    Beyoncé And Jay-Z Are Going Back 'On The Run' This Summer

    Beyoncé And Jay-Z Are Going Back 'On The Run' This Summer

    From there, they'll take the tour overseas to Europe, before some dates in North America in July and August. Music superstar couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have announced a summer stadium tour with a stop at New Era Field.
    Cristiano Ronaldo powers Real Madrid to 2-1 win against Eibar

    Cristiano Ronaldo powers Real Madrid to 2-1 win against Eibar

    Isco and Kroos made way for Benzema and Lucas Vazquez with 19 minutes left but Eibar had two golden chances to score a second. The Neymar issue is more important than ever and a major source of vexation for Doha, being their prized player.
  • Iranian FM arrives in Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistani leadership

    Iranian FM arrives in Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistani leadership

    Speaking to journalists, Zarif said Iran's relations with Pakistan's regional rival India are not aimed against Pakistan. The trip is Zarif's seventh to Pakistan in his capacity as foreign minister.
    Dropbox sets terms for $612 million IPO

    Dropbox sets terms for $612 million IPO

    The San Francisco-based company has touted its business as a path to unleashing creative energy and inspired work. The San Francisco-based company reported $1.1 billion in revenue past year , with a net loss of $111 million.
    Why renaming Android Wear actually makes a lot of sense

    Why renaming Android Wear actually makes a lot of sense

    However, H3x0n is running the newly released Android P Developer Preview, which is running version 12.4 of Google Play Services. We decompiled the Google Play Services beta APK, and indeed found several references to Wear OS throughout the strings.


Most liked

Texas waitress' act of kindness results in a $16000 scholarship
TSU says they have assigned a guidance counselor to help Williams enroll at the university, according to KHOU-TV. Evoni works as a waitress in a Waffle House in La Marque, Texas , to save money for her college tuition.

Trump Team Weighs Trying to Block 60 Minutes Stormy Interview
President Trump has flatly denied having an affair with Clifford from 2006 through 2007, so arguably he has nothing to lose. Though, the New Yorker acknowledged, 'You think her life is so easy, folks? The ball, so to speak, is in Trump's court.

Japan finance ministry confirms death of official in scandal
The ministry has said the heavily discounted price of the land was due to the cost of removing buried waste at the site. The report alleged some parts of the documents submitted to the Diet a year ago were different from the originals.

Amanda Nunes vs. Raquel Pennington Bantamweight Title Fight at UFC 224
Following Cyborg's TKO win over Yana Kunitskaya this past Saturday, White said he would consider making the super fight next. Her opponent, Raquel Pennington is on a very impressive four fight win streak and most definitely deserves her shot.

Nokia 9 may sport in-display fingerprint scanner, iPhone X-like notch
In terms of specs, Nokia 8 Sirocco runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The devices will also come with an expansion option to expand the memory storage of the devices using a microSD card.

Naresh Agarwal joins BJP after SP denies Rajya Sabha ticket
Agarwal also had a meeting with the Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. As per reports , he was miffed over being ignored for his nomination to the Upper House.

Dolphins reportedly set to release superstar Ndamukong Suh, seeking 'culture change'
Suh has been with the Dolphins the past two seasons after signing a monster six-year, $114.375 million deal with the team. This morning, Suh posted a video on Twitter telling fans to "stay tuned, there will be some exciting news going on".

Oprah's advice to anyone who is running for President
" I would only speak if I felt that I could be heard ", the talk show host during her appearance on "The Van Jones Show". She told People magazine last month that she would pursue the White House if she received a "can't miss" sign from God.

Fashion titan Hubert de Givenchy dies aged 91
The fashion icon, who was famous for styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, died in his sleep on Saturday, his partner said. After selling his empire to Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey (LVMH) in 1988, Givenchy continued to work until 1995.

S.Korean envoy briefs China on North Korea
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono declined to say what concrete action would be taken. -South Korean war games. Yang said China insists on all parties "sticking to solving the issue through dialogue and consultation".

Entry level Apple MacBook launch rumoured for June
As for the assembly, Quanta Computer obtains 70% of the orders and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) 30%. The new model is said to be priced the same as, or slightly higher, than the current MacBook Air .

NC man arrested in connection 32-year-old cold case murder
On Friday, 61-year-old Michael Hand was arrested at his home in Troutman by MA state troopers and Troutman police, MA police said. Gilpin said her family was extremely grateful to those who provided information to investigators assigned to her sister's case.

Almost half of USA arms exports go to the Middle East
"Major ongoing arms deals in 2017 included the delivery of combat aircraft from China and Russian Federation ", it says. With the Middle East accounting for 49 percent of total U.S. arms exports, Saudi Arabia was by far its biggest customer.

Kar-Jen clan at Khloe Kardashian's glitzy baby shower
Khloe , 33, went to her social media to post pictures with her sister Kourtney , posing in front of a wall of pink roses. After Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner , it's Khloe Kardashian's turn to welcome her baby girl .

Google Doodle honours chemist who accidentally discovered synthetic dye
The Google Doodle has been designed by UK-based illustrator Sonny Ross , who has given the doodle a mauve or violet hue. Following his success in manufacturing, Perkin was knighted on the 50th anniversary of the discovery in 1906.