Published On: Mon, Aug 14th, 2017

SC puts on hold Madras HC order on Karti Chidambaram, orders to appear before CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a Madras High Court order staying the lookout notice against Karti Chidambaram so that he does not leave the country and ordered Karti Chidambaram to appear before the CBI in a corruption case.

CBI had the option of seizing Karti’s passport and arresting him but it has done neither

Staying the August 10 order till the next date of hearing, the bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud directed further hearing of the matter for Friday.

The apex court order came on a petition by the Central Bureau of Investigation, which contended that the Madras High Court had no territorial jurisdiction to entertain the plea and stay the lookout notice.

The investigative agency told the court that the lookout notice was only to prevent the son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram from leaving the country.

The top court further said the CBI had the option of seizing Karti’s passport and arresting him but it has done neither, therefore it was of utmost importance that he makes an appearance.

 

 

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