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INX Media case: SC to hear plea filed by Karti Chidambaram on September 18

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme will hear the plea filed by Karti Chidambaram on September 18 for final disposal in connection with INX Media case.

The apex issued a no stay order on a lookout notice against Karti till further hearing in the case.

On September 1, the apex refused Karti Chidambaram's plea to move abroad and had made it clear that he cannot leave India, and till then the lookout notice will continue.

The CBI, the probe agency in the case, alleged that Karti illegally took service charges for getting the FIPB clearance when his father P. Chidambaram was the minister.

The apex court had earlier directed Karti to appear before the probe agency in the case.

The Madras High Court had directed Karti to approach a court in to quash the FIR lodged against him in a bribery case.

The high court informed Karti that he would have to take his to the High Court, as the case does not come under the jurisdiction of Madras High Court.

Karti had moved the court after the Supreme Court asked him to appear before the in New Delhi, to help the investigating agency with its probe.

Earlier in August, the Madras High Court had stayed the Look Out Circular (LOC) issued against Karti and four others.

The apex court had later said that it would review the High Court order cancelling the LOC issued by Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO).

On May 16, the raided Chidambaram's residence, along with 13 other locations in New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Chandigarh.

The raids were regarding a 2007 case, in which INX Media had allegedly paid bribes to get an FIPB approval.

An FIR was filed against Karti, Indrani Mukherjee and Peter Mukerjea, who owned INX media.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 15:57 IST