INX media case: Karti Chidambaram sent to judicial custody till March 24
A trial court hearing the INX media corruption case has sent Karti Chidambaram to judicial custody till March 24, according to the media reports.
The court is also expected to pass an order on Karti's plea seeking a separate cell in Tihar Jail and urgent hearing of his bail plea today itself.
Karti, the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, was produced before special judge Sunil Rana on expiry of his three-day police custody.
The CBI did not seek any further custodial interrogation of Karti, who has already spent 12 days in its custody since his arrest on February 28 from Chennai airport.
The CBI had sought 15-day judicial custody of Karti who in turn has asked the court to hear his bail plea today itself instead of scheduled March 15.
Karti Chidambaram's father P Chidambaram was also present in the courtroom.
Senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, appearing for Karti, pressed for hearing on the bail application today itself in case the court was considering sending him to judicial custody.