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Madras HC adjourns Karti Chidambaram plea seeking quashing of CBI case against him

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 July 2017, 15:10 IST

The Madras High Court on Friday adjourned former finance minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's petition that sought quashing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR against him till July 28.

The high court will discuss the maintainability argument and merits in this particular case in the next hearing.

Earlier in the day, Karti moved the Madras High Court seeking quashing of a CBI case against him for which he was summoned by the investigative agency for questioning today only.

Karti confirmed the same by retweeting an article of a news daily informing about the development.

Karti has accused the CBI of hatching a conspiracy against him citing frustation arising out of their inability to prove anything against them in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.

Earlier in February, the then communication minister Dayanidhi Maran and the others accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, were discharged by a special CBI court.

On July 19, the CBI sent a second notice to Karti summoning him to the CBI headquarters on July 21 for questioning regarding the INX Media Case.

Earlier, the CBI had summoned Karti between June 27-29 J, but Karti, through his lawyers, informed the investigating team that he needed more time, before he could appear for questioning.

According to the CBI, INX Media stated in its records that an amount of Rs. 10 lakh was given to Advantage Strategic Consulting (P) Limited, a firm the CBI said was "indirectly" owned by Karti, for management consultancy charges towards an FIPB notification and clarification.

-ANI

First published: 21 July 2017, 15:10 IST
 
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