The Supreme Court Thursday refused to give an urgent hearing on Karti Chidambaram’s request to travel aboard from November 3, saying “going abroad is not a matter that needs to be taken up tomorrow.”
Karti, being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI in several cases, including the one relating to FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving foreign funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore when his father was the finance minister, was earlier, too, allowed to go abroad with certain conditions, including that he would not open or close any bank account abroad.
The ED had later alleged Karti has been “blatantly misusing” the liberty granted to him to travel abroad using it to influence investigations,
The ED had said the liberty granted to him by the apex court is “blatantly and brazenly hampering, subverting, jeopardising and protracting” the investigation pending against him in the Aircel Maxis Case.
(Inputs from PTI)