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Karti Chidambaram moves Delhi HC seeking bail

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Karti Chidambaram, the arrested son of former P Chidambaram, today moved the seeking bail, hours after a court sent him to judicial custody till March 24.

A bench of Acting and Justice C said the matter would be heard tomorrow by an appropriate bench after the counsel for Karti, Dayan Krishnan, moved the court seeking

A special court had earlier in the day sent Karti to judicial custody in the corruption case and dismissed his plea that he be put in a separate cell in in view of a threat perception.

The court also dismissed his appeal for an urgent hearing on his plea and the threat perception due to the fact that his father, as a in the previous UPA government, had handled several sensitive issues.

Karti was produced before the trial court on the expiry of his three-day police remand. The court sent him to after the CBI, in whose custody he was quizzed for 12 days in a row after his arrest on February 28 from Chennai, said he was no longer required for further custodial interrogation.

The court said his plea would be heard on March 15 as scheduled.

Karti was arrested on his return from the in connection with an FIR lodged on May 15 last year. It alleged irregularities in a (FIPB) clearance given to a media house, INX Media, for receiving funds of about Rs 305 crore from overseas in 2007 when his father was the

The CBI had initially alleged that received Rs 10 lakh as a bribe for facilitating the FIPB clearance to It, however, later revised the figure to USD 1 million (about Rs 6.50 crore at the current exchange rate and Rs 4.50 crore in 2007).

The fresh evidence in the case, which triggered Karti's arrest, was based on a statement of Indrani Mukerjea, former of (P) Ltd, who recorded it under Section 164 of the CrPC before a on February 17.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:05 IST