A bench headed by Chief Justice of India said it will hear the matter in the second week of January
During the brief hearing, special 2G case prosecutor Anand Grover complained to the bench that the CBI has taken the papers served to him by Karti.
Special judge J C Jagdale has allowed the CBI to examine Indrani at Byculla women’s jail and Peter at Arthur Road jail on December 4, 6, 7 and 8 for further investigation into this case.
Karti had sought permission to travel to the UK for the purpose of admission of his daughter at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Karti, who is facing a CBI probe over graft charges in connection with a Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to a media house, had sought permission to visit Cambridge to admit his daughter in the university.
Karti has sought permission to visit Cambridge to admit his daughter in the university and attend a seminar, and visit London to attend the meeting of a tennis body of which he was an office-bearer.
The court was hearing a plea by Karti seeking permission to travel abroad to attend a lecture, for the admission of his daughter in Cambridge University and to London to attend a meeting of the Association of Tennis Professionals Committee.
The top court said it will examine the documents submitted in a sealed cover by the agency in the open court to allay any apprehension of Karti Chidambaram and others.
SC would deliver a judgement whether in an appeal by way of a special leave petition (SLP), the apex court was entitled to see any documents relating to CBI’s investigation in case against Karti Chidambaram.
The CBI reiterated that it had issued a lookout circular (LOC) against Karti as he had “tampered with evidence” during recent visits abroad and was apprehensive that he might repeat this if allowed to go again.
In another affidavit, Karti sought the court’s permission to travel to the UK to admit his daughter for higher studies.
Karti Chidambaram was called by the CBI to appear for questioning on Wednesday in the case that pertains to a foreign investment clearance given by the FIPB to Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd for investing in Aircel.
The CBI had earlier asked Karti to appear before it on September 14, but he refused to appear arguing that a special court had discharged all the accused and terminated proceedings in the matter.
ED found that the company promoted by Karti Chidambaram and the nephew of Chidambaram allegedly received two lakh dollars from Maxis Group in the guise of ‘software consultancy’.
The ED attached assets worth Rs 1.16 crore of Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal.