'Don't Play Around With Law', SC Tells Karti Chidambaram To Deposit Rs.10 Crores For Going Abroad [Read Order]
Karti has been directed to appear before ED for interrogation on March 5,6, 7 and 12
The Supreme Court today directed Kari Chidambaram, son of Senior Advocate and former Union Minister P Chidambaram, to deposit Rs.10 crores with registry as one of the conditions for permitting him to go abroad.
Karti is facing criminal cases which are being investigated by the ED and the CBI in relation to alleged money laundering in Aircel-Maxis, INX deals. While granting him bail last year, the Court had restrained him from leaving country except with Court's permission.
Now, he has filed an application seeking permission 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.
On Monday, the Court had directed the ED to inform the dates on which it require Karti for interrogation.
Today, the bench headed by CJI told Karti " Don't play around with law" and asked him to appear before ED on March 5,6,7 and 12 for interrogation.
On September 18 last year it had allowed Karti to travel to the UK from September 20-30.
The ED had said that Karti, who is also facing proceedings in cases like Aircel-Maxis and money laundering matters, has been "blatantly misusing" the liberty granted by court in allowing him to travel abroad and has been using the same to protract the investigation in the case.