SC allows Karti Chidambaram to visit UK, imposes conditions

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday conditionally allowed Karti Chidambara, son of Congress leader P Chidambaram, to visit the United Kingdom from December 1 to December 10 for the admission of his daughter to a university there.

A court composed of Supreme Court President Dipak Misra and judges AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud asked Karti Chidambaram to present a commitment to him within three days, guaranteeing that he will respect the calendar and return to India at the expiration of the period. .

Additional prosecutor general Tushar Mehta, who appeared before the CBI, sent a note to the court in response to his inquiry into the position of the investigative agency on the statement of Karti Chidambaram seeking to go abroad.

The court, however, made it clear that his order, which allows Karti Chidambaram to go abroad, will not be cited before any court as precedent.

A warning notice issued by the CBI on July 18 prevents Karti from traveling abroad without the permission of the investigative agency.

On September 1, the CBI told the superior court that there were “good and convincing” reasons to issue the surveillance notice.

Previously, the superior court had said that Karti Chidambaram would not be allowed to leave India without submitting to the investigation of the case. The court had suspended the order of the superior court to suspend the warning notice against Karti Chidambaram.

On November 9, the Supreme Court asked the CBI to inform him of his position by allowing Karti Chidambaram to go abroad for a few days.

The CBI FIR, filed on May 15, had alleged irregularities in the approval of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to INX Media to receive funds abroad of Rs 305 million in 2007 when Karti’s father , P. Chidambaram, UPA government -led.