‘CBI should have taken High Court’s permission before arresting Karti’

He was conducting a case filed against LookOut Circulars (LOCs) issued against Karti Chidambaram by the Bureau of Immigration last year in connection with the INX Media case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) must have obtained the permission of the Madras High Court before arresting former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti P. Chidambaram at Chennai airport on February 28, Senior Counsel Gopal Subramaniam contended before the court on Monday. In the meantime, the LOCs were issued on the reasonable apprehension that he may escape from the clutches of law. The court had also directed him to give an undertaking to appear before the CBI immediately after his return to the home country. Any interference by the court into the LOCs at this stage would seriously interfere with the investigation of the case,” he said.


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