- Top court declined to prevent Enforcement Directorate from arresting him
- At special court, CBI asked for extension of Karti Chidambaram's custody
- P Chidambaram and wife reached Patiala House Courts complex to meet son
The senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's son had approached the Supreme Court yesterday seeking cancellation of summons by the directorate that probes money laundering. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra appeared to agree with the government that passing an interim order at this stage would affect other cases pending against him.
The former finance minister's son is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation, or CBI, also for allegedly asking a bribe to use his father's influence to regularise investments made by a television company, INX media group a decade earlier. Indrani and husband Peter Mukerjea, both of them in jail for the murder of Indrani's daughter Sheena Bora, had founded the company.
Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal, who is representing Karti Chidambaram in the case, told the bench today that Karti Chidambaram should not be arrested since there is no FIR by the Enforcement Directorate.
CBI sources earlier had said that Karti Chidambaram was not cooperating with investigators and stonewalling the probe.