INX media case: Chidambaram to go abroad only after depositing Rs 1 crore, SC orders

New Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister and veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram, has got relief from the Supreme court in the INX media case. The Supreme Court has allowed Karti Chidambaram, accused in the INX media case, to go abroad from October 25 to November 21 but the charges in the case will require Chidambaram to deposit Rs 1 crore to the SC registry.

During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta opposed Chidambaram's plea to go abroad in court saying karti chidambaram was not cooperating in the investigation. He said "the accused Chidambaram does not appear on the issue of summons for questioning''. The Supreme Court asked the SG to file an affidavit in this regard and will be considered further.

The court further said, 'That aspect can be considered further after the affidavit is filed. According to the petition, we allow the applicant to travel abroad between October 25 and November 21, 2021.' Karti has already been allowed to travel abroad from court. In February 2021, the Supreme Court granted relief to Chidambaram and allowed him to travel abroad. But the court had also directed that Chidambaram would have to provide information on his foreign travel. Details about wherever they stay while travelling abroad have to be given. The court had also directed to deposit Rs 2 crore as security deposit.

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