New Delhi, March 1: Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, was sent to a 5-day CBI custody on Thursday by Delhi’s Patiala House court. He will remain in custody until March 6. Also Read - Delhi Court Extends Karti Chidamabaram's CBI Custody For Fourth Time
The court allowed Karti Chidambaram‘s lawyer to meet him for one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. The court also allowed medicine to the leader, not no food from home. Also Read - Karti Chidambaram Barred From Travelling Abroad in INX Media Case; Supreme Court Judgement Explained
Karti Chidambaram was produced in court after his one-day CBI custody ended on Thursday. He had said on Wednesday that he was “not a Hindustan leaver but Hindustan returner”. Also Read - Karti Chidambaram Approaches Madras HC After ED, CBI Issue Lookout Notice
CBI sought a 14-day custody of Karti Chidambaram, but the court only allowed custody for five days.
Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram was arrested by CBI on Wednesday morning in connection with a money laundering case. According to TV reports, the CBI arrested Karti as soon as he walked out of British Airways flight at the Chennai airport. The CBI team along with Karti has now left for Delhi from Chennai.
The Congress called it vendetta by the Narendra Modi government. “Congress will not be deterred by unleashing of vendetta against P Chidambaram and his family, we will continue to bring out the truth,” said Congress leader Randeep Surjewala.