Can't Let Karti Chidambaram Go Abroad, He May Tamper With Evidence: CBI

Karti Chidambaram has requested for permission to go to Britain for his daughter's admission to Cambridge

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Can't Let Karti Chidambaram Go Abroad, He May Tamper With Evidence: CBI

The CBI said it is concerned that Karti Chidambaram would tamper with evidence during his overseas stay.

New Delhi:  The Central Board of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday opposed the former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's plea to the Supreme Court to travel aboard, saying it has serious apprehensions that he would tamper with evidence during his overseas stay.

The agency told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud that it has incriminating evidence against Karti Chidambaram which it had already submitted to the court in a sealed cover.

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However, Karti Chidambaram, who had sought permission to go to Britain for his daughter's admission to Cambridge, told the court that the agency should prove that he has other accounts abroad, except from the one he has already disclosed.

The junior Chidambaram, who was represented by senior counsel Kapil Sibal, also contested the CBI's claim that he has undisclosed overseas assets.

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