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HC stops Karti's counsel from making remarks on Indrani's statement

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today stopped Karti Chidambaram's from making any remarks on Mukerjea, former director of Media who is in jail in connection with the killing of her daughter Bora.

A bench of justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta told Karti's "Don't go into all this" when he asked how could investigating agencies, the CBI and the ED, even rely on the statement of Mukherjea who herself is in jail in connection with her daughter's killing.

The CBI and ED have been relying on the statement of Mukherjea made before a in which she has stated that she and her husband Peter had acceded to Karti's demand for one million dollars for allegedly fixing the violations done in the FIPB clearance.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing Karti, said "How can they rely on Mukherjea's statement who is already in jail. I don't want to say anything more on this, everybody knows."

The submission was also opposed by Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the ED, saying it was embarrassing as a to argue like this, and even he was not taking names of Mukherjea or anybody else during the proceedings.

He said he was only referring to them as persons whose statements have been recorded by the agencies in connection with the FIPB clearance granted to Media when P Chidambaram was the minister in 2007.

Singhvi had earlier also submitted before a trial court, hearing the CBI case, "Is Indrani's statement even an admissible evidence under law? She is in jail in murder case of her daughter."

The ED had registered a case against and others in May last year. It had registered an ECIR, the ED's equivalent of an FIR, against the accused named in the CBI complaint. These accused included Karti Chidambaram, Media and its directors, Peter and

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 21:00 IST