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SC stays Madras HC's order allowing Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad, asks him to appear before CBI

The Apex Court Also Issued A Notice To Karti, Saying That The Latter Did Not Join The Probe, And Asked Him To Appear Before The CBI.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 14 Aug 2017, 04:05:10 PM
SC stays Madras HC's order allowing Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad (File photo)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed Madras High Court’s order staying Centre’s lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram, four others in connection with graft case filed by the CBI.

The Apex Court would take up the matter for hearing on Friday. The Apex court also issued a notice to Karti, saying that the latter did not join the probe, and asked him to appear before the CBI.

The Supreme Court asked the Madras HC to decide Karti's plea seeking to quash of FIR in consonance with law.

On August 10, the Madras High Court had stayed the 'look out circulars' issued against former Union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram and four others by the Centre over a corruption case filed by the CBI, holding that they were prima facie "unwarranted".

Justice M Duraiswamy had granted the interim stay when petitions filed by Karti and others seeking to quash the circulars came up for hearing and directed the central government to file its counter by September 4.

Karti's associates C B N Reddy, Ravi Viswanathan, Mohanan Rajesh and S Bhaskararaman had also got the interim relief.

Noting that the impugned circular had been issued just a day after the notice was sent under relevant CrPC sections asking Karti to appear on June 29 for questioning, the judge had said, "this...according to this court, is prima facie unwarranted". 

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First Published : 14 Aug 2017, 03:49:06 PM

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