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ED moves SC against HC order giving relief to Karti Chidambaram from arrest

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (ED) on Tuesday approached the against the order giving relief to till March 20 from arrest in the Media case.

The ED mentioned the case challenging the order before a bench headed by Dipak Misra, who agreed to hear it on March 15.

In an interim relief to Karti Chidambaram, 46, son of P. Chidambaram, the High Court on March 9 had asked the ED not to take "any coercive action" against him till the next hearing of the case slated for March 20.

The ED told the apex court that Karti should not have been given protection from arrest as it will become a for accused persons like to get relief even before they are questioned or investigated by the probe agency.

On March 8, the top court had asked Karti to approach the high court seeking quashing of summons issued by the ED.

The high court directed him to cooperate in the investigation, appear before the ED whenever required and submit his passport.

is being interrogated by the (CBI) since his February 28 arrest.

On Monday, the trial court had sent him to judicial custody till March 24 after the CBI said that further custody was not required.

The CBI investigated him for allegedly receiving money to facilitate (FIPB) clearance to Media in 2007 when his father was the in the



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 12:40 IST