Delhi HC grants bail to Karti Chidambaram

NEW DELHI, March 23, 2018: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, in the INX Media corruption case, said media reports.

Karti was arrested on February 28 by the CBI on his return from the United Kingdom, and his 12-day judicial custody was to expire on Saturday in the case. Justice S P Garg directed him to furnish a surety of Rs 10 lakh and imposed additional conditions, including that he will seek prior permission of the CBI if he wants to leave the country. His passport is already deposited with the authorities, his lawyers had earlier told the court.

The court also said that while out on bail, Karti would not tamper with any evidence in the case.

The CBI had opposed his bail plea on the grounds that he has “already destroyed evidence” in the case and was an “influential” person, said the media reports.

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