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SC allows Karti to visit UK for daughter's admission from Dec 1-10

SC imposes conditions on Karti for his UK visit, asks him to furnish an undertaking that he will return as directed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Karti Chidambaram. File Photo: PTI
Karti Chidambaram. File Photo: PTI

The on Monday permitted Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader P Chidambaram, to visit the United Kingdom from December 1-10 for his daughter's admission to the there.

A bench comprising and Justices A M Khanwilkar and asked to file an undertaking before it within three days, giving assurance that he will abide by the timeline and return to India on the expiry of the period.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, submitted a note to the court in response to its query on the probe agency's stand on Karti Chidambaram's plea seeking to go abroad.

The bench, however, made it clear that its order, permitting to go abroad, will not be cited before any court of law as precedent.

The apex court had on November 9 asked the CBI to apprise it of its stand on allowing the request of Karti to go abroad for a few days.

The CBI FIR, lodged on May 15, had alleged 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 Karti Chidambaram's father was the Union Finance Minister.

The top court is hearing the CBI's appeal challenging the Madras High Court order staying the government's look out circular (LOC) against

The CBI had on September 1 told the top court that there were "good, cogent" reasons for issuing the LOC.

Earlier, the apex court had said that Karti would not be allowed to leave India without subjecting himself to the investigation in the case. The court had then stayed the high court order putting on hold the LOC against Karti.

First Published: Mon, November 20 2017. 18:02 IST