CBI's stand bizarre, motivated: Karti's lawyer
March 01, 2018  16:09
The CBI today produced Karti Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media case, before a Delhi court after the expiry of his one-day custody and sought extension of his custody by 14 days.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi starts arguments on behalf of Karti Chidambaram saying the CBI's stand is "bizarre" and "motivated". Singhvi says the CBI did not even issue any summons to Karti after August 2017.

Singhvi is leading the team of advocates for Karti.

How can CBI claim non-cooperation when they haven't issued summons... all documents are in their possession. He is not even a  flight risk and has come back to India... I'm not Hindustan leaver but a returner... There is no ground for custodial interrogation," Singhvi argues for Karti.

Karti was produced before Special Judge Sunil Rana who is hearing the demand of the agency seeking Karti's 14 days custodial interrogation. Karti's mother Nalini Chidambaram, who is also a senior advocate, was seen sitting with him in the court.

The CBI had yesterday sought 15 days custody of Karti for his interrogation but the duty magistrate had remanded him to one-day police custody.

The CBI told the court that Karti didn't complain of uneasiness during routine medical check but Safdarjung doctors sent him to the cardiac unit last night.

The FIPB Board members who cleared the INX deal to be called for questioning shortly.
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