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Karti sent to 3 more days of police custody in CBI case by court

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Karti Chidamabaram, son of senior P Chidambaram, would be subjected to further for three days by the CBI in connection with the Media corruption case, as a court here today extended his police custody till March 12 during which he will be confronted with his

Karti was produced after the expiry of his three-day police remand before who posted the hearing on his bail plea on March 15.

The court allowed the CBI to confront Karti with his CA S who was arrested by the on February 16 and has been sent to judicial custody till March 22.

With today's order, CBI will have Karti's continuous custody since his arrest on February 28. The agency still has the option of keeping him in custody for three more days under the law which mandates 15 days of police custody, subject to a court order.

During the hearing, Tushar Mehta, said Karti's was necessary as "new incriminating materials" have been found against him.

He said a CD has been recovered from the office of in Chennai in connection with the case which needed to be sent to the (CFSL) for examination, adding that he would have to be confronted with the new "incriminating" materials found.

However, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is a party colleague of P Chidambaram, opposed any further of Karti.

"It's tragic for me (Karti). They have no new reason for my remand. They are inventing one. CBI has to justify remand every day and every minute," Singhvi said on behalf of Karti.

It is a ten-year-old case and all the documents are available with them and "they need my custody to harass me", Karti's said.

Before commencing the proceedings on Karti, the court extended the judicial custody of his CA, S Bhaskararaman, till March 22.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 17:25 IST