A day before his custody was to expire , the Delhi high court has granted bail to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidamabaram, in the INX Media corruption case.
Karti was arrested on February 28 by the Central Bureau of Investigation on his return from the United Kingdom at the Chennai Airport and was soon brought to Delhi for further interrogation.
After granting bail, Justice S.P. Garg directed Karti Chidambaram not to leave the country, close any bank account or tamper with evidence.
The CBI had opposed his bail plea on the grounds that he has “already destroyed evidence” in the case and was an “influential” person.
It may be recalled that Karti Chidambaram is accused of having received Rs10 lakh in 2007 to clear foreign investment of Rs305 crore for INX Media, which was owned by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, at a time when P. Chidambaram was finance minister in the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.