INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram requests SC to allow him travel abroad

ANI | Updated: Oct 09, 2017 20:45 IST

New Delhi [India], October 09 (ANI): Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram on Monday appealed to the Supreme Court, seeking approval to travel abroad.

Karti's lawyer Kapil Sibal requested the apex court to allow Karti to travel to United Kingdom between October 18 and November 13 for his daughter's admission process at the Cambridge University.

Karti, who is alleged to have done irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance for INX media, is banned from travelling outside India.

A look out notice issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on July 18 prevents Karti from travelling abroad without the investigating agency's permission.

The CBI has alleged that there were official records to show that Karti Chidambaram had tampered with evidence against him in the INX media case on his visits abroad.

He had approached the top court earlier challenging the lookout notice.

The ongoing case pertains to allege that Karti illegally took service charges for getting the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving funds from abroad worth Rs 305 crore in 2007, when his father P. Chidambaram was the finance minister in Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's rule.

The apex court has adjourned the matter for further hearing till tomorrow. (ANI)

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