SC allows Karti to travel abroad

SC allows Karti to travel abroad

Former finance minister P Chidambaram with his son Karti. PTI file photo

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, to travel to the UK from September 20 to 30.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud allowed his plea, despite the Enforcement Directorate's claim that Karti has been "blatantly misusing" the liberty granted to him by the court.

The ED had earlier told the apex court that Karti was protracting the investigation in the cases against him.

Karti has been facing criminal cases being investigated by the ED and the CBI.

One of the cases relates to Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to INX Media for receiving foreign funds of Rs 305 crore when his father was the finance minister.

The apex court had on July 23 allowed Karti to visit the UK, France and the US from July 23 to 31, making it clear that he has to abide by the conditions, including that he would not open or close any bank account abroad.