SC asks CBI to lay out conditions to allow Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Nov 09, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

File photo of Karti Chidambaram. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Board of Investigation (CBI) to respond whether Karti Chidambaram could be allowed to travel abroad for 4-5 days.

The court has also asked the CBI to lay out the conditions to be imposed on him if he is allowed to travel so that he does not escape. 

Earlier CBI opposed the former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's plea to the Supreme Court to travel aboard, saying it has serious apprehensions that he would tamper with evidence during his overseas stay.

The agency told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud that it has incriminating evidence against Karti Chidambaram which it had already submitted to the court in a sealed cover.

However, junior Chidambaram, who had sought permission to go to Britain for his daughter's admission to Cambridge, told the court that the agency should prove that he has other accounts abroad, except the one he has already disclosed.

The junior Chidambaram, who was represented by senior counsel Kapil Sibal, also contested the CBI's claim that he has undisclosed overseas assets.