New Delhi, Aug 14: The Supreme Court on Monday restored a CBI lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, to prevent him from going abroad and asked him to approach the central probe agency.
SC asks Karti to approach CBI for quizzing
The apex court, in the process, put on hold Madras High Court’s August 10 stay on the lookout circular issued against Karti Chidambaram, who is facing a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board approvals.
The top court made it clear that Karti Chidambaram would not leave the country till he cooperated in investigation to the satisfaction of the investigating agency.
“You appear (before the investigating agency), and satisfy them,” Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar told senior counsel Gopal Subramanium, asking him to give a date when his client would like to be questioned.
“Give a date. If he is in Delhi, he will be questioned in Delhi. If he is in Cheni, he will be questioned in Cheni,” the Chief Justice said.
The apex court order came on a petition by the Central Bureau of Investigation, which contended that the High Court had no territorial jurisdiction to entertain the plea and stay the lookout notice as the matter is before the Special CBI court in Delhi. (IANS)