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SC warns Karti Chidambaram not to play around with the law

The apex court has directed Karti Chidambaram to appear before the ED on March 5, 6, 7 and 12 for questioning. He has also been asked to deposit Rs 10 crore as security before he leaves the country.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 30 Jan 2019 10:15 AM GMT

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed former finance minister, P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad for tennis tournaments on the condition that he cooperates with the Enforcement Directorate probe in the Aircel-Maxis and INX media case, failing which he will be strictly trialed by the apex court.

“You can go wherever you want to, you can do whatever you want, but don’t play around with the law. If there is an iota of non-cooperation, will come down heavily,” said Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Karti.

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The apex court has directed Karti Chidambaram to appear before the ED on March 5, 6, 7 and 12 for questioning. He has also been asked to deposit Rs 10 crore as security before he leaves the country.

Karti is scheduled to travel to France, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom for the next few months for international tennis tournaments organised by a company called ‘Totus Tennis Ltd’ having its registered office in the UK.

During the earlier hearing last week, the top court had asked the Enforcement Directorate to specify the dates on which Karti would be required to appear for questioning in the Aircel Maxis case. The probe agency had opposed his plea to travel abroad, alleging that he has been "evasive and non-cooperative". The ED had told that court that the Aircel Maxis probe is getting "delayed" because of Karti Chidambaram's frequent foreign travels.

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Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has strictly ordered Karti to be co-operative and not try to fool the Court.

P Chidambaram’s son Karti is facing criminal cases being investigated by the ED one of which relates to Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving foreign funds of Rs 305 crore when his father was the finance minister. Both the father-son duo have been accused of scam and corruption charges.

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