Illegal, bid to harass my family: Karti on CBI's notice

Illegal, bid to harass my family: Karti on CBI's notice
Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, on Wednesday said the CBI’s notice issued to him to appear in connection with the Aircel-Maxis matter was illegal and mala fide and a bid to harass him and his family.

In a letter to the CBI, issued by his advocate N R R Arun Natarajan from Chennai, Karti said the accused in the case were discharged by the special CBI court.

“As of now, all proceedings have been terminated. Therefore, since all the accused in the case have been discharged, the CBI could not have issued the present notice in the case. The issuance of the notice is clearly illegal, malafide and to harass my client and his family,” he added.

“The CBI and other investigative wings under the control of the present Union government, from time to time, issue malicious press releases or take coercive action driven by political vendetta in order to blatantly sensationalise and publicise this campaign against my client and his family with the intent to malign their reputation,” it said.

Stating that the submission said in connection with the matter of Aircel-Maxis and INX media, P Chidambaram had filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court on September 29, the letter said “this malicious campaign against Karti Chidambaram and his family was an orchestrated attempt to malign his reputation and of his father, who is a prominent leader of the largest opposition party”.

Asking the CBI to withdraw its notice and await apex court’s orders in the writ petition filed by him, “I request you to not insist my client’s appearance before you,” he said.

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