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Delhi High Court to hear Karti's plea against ED on Friday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Karti Chidambaram, son of senior P. Chidambaram, on Thursday moved seeking quashing of summons issued by the (ED) in the Media money laundering case.

The lawyers of mentioned the matter before Justice and got it listed for hearing on Friday.

The division bench of Justice and Justice will hear the case of Karti Chidambaram, who is currently in custody of the (CBI) in the Media case.

The move came after the on Thursday permitted to withdraw his petition challenging the issuance of summons by the ED and approach the

During the day, the bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice asked the acting of to constitute a bench that will hear and deal with the prayer for interim relief on Friday.

The top court in its order noted that will move the high court during the course of the day (Thursday).

Karti Chidambaram is being investigated for allegedly receiving money to facilitate (FIPB) clearance to Media in 2007 when his father was the in

and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Karti Chidambaram, decided to withdraw the plea from the apex court against the ED after opposed the plea for interim protection from arrest as it would set a wrong precedent since 50 similar pleas involving "ordinary criminals" are pending before the court.

Both Sibal and Singhvi told the court that they were apprehending that Karti Chidambaram would be picked up by the ED after release from the CBI custody.

They said matter relates to same transaction and the CBI has already fully investigated Karti Chidambaram.

The court was told that the ED could not act in the matter in the absence of an FIR or a complaint.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 21:42 IST