New Delhi, March 2: “Don’t worry, I am there,” former Finance Minister P Chidambaram told his son Karti when he saw him in the Central Bureau of Investigation court where he was brought for extension of custody on Thursday in the INX Media alleged bribery case. Karti’s parents were present in the court for the over three-hour long hearing. Also Read - Ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram Says Farm Bills Undermine Food Security System, Slams BJP's Attempt to 'Malign' 2019 Manifesto
The Delhi court sent Karti to five-day CBI custody. He was escorted by a posse of CBI sleuths amidst tight security to the courtroom of Special Judge Sunil Rana, where lawyers and media persons were already present. Also Read - PM-CARES Fund Received Rs 3,076 Crore Till March 31, Shows Audit Report; Govt Doesn't Disclose Donors
His mother Nalini Chidambaram, herself a senior advocate, came to the courtroom 15 minutes after Karti entered and had a quick chat with her son when the judge was hearing the bail plea of his Chartered Accountant S Bhaskararaman, who has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate. Also Read - 'Will FM as Messenger of God Please Answer': Chidambaram Taunts Sitharaman Over Her ‘Act of God’ Remark
A little later, Karti’s father P Chidambaram made his entry into the courtroom bringing a broad smile and a sense of relief for the son, who had already spent a night in the CBI custody.
Chidambaram made the entry when proceedings in his son’s case had begun. He briefly interacted with Karti before taking a front row seat in the court room. The senior Chidambaram was seen smiling many a time with occasional glances at his son who sat in the opposite row and was seen talking to his lawyers.
While the judge allowed medicine and a health check-up for Karti, home-cooked food was disallowed.
With inputs from Agencies