There seems to be no respite for Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram as the Supreme Court has refused to grant him interim protection from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate. .
The SC has sought response from ED on Karti Chidambaram’s fresh plea seeking protection from arrest in the money laundering case , lists matter for March 8. ED on the other wanted Karti’s custody for extension for further investigation.
Meanwhile appearing for Karti Chidambaram, advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal had pleaded to the Supreme Court for interim relief in the case. “We are willing to co-operate in every way and we also did so. I am worried about my arrest,” Sibal told the court on Karti’s behalf.
The Enforcement Directorate had said that Karti Chidambaram transferred Rs 1.8 crore into the bank account of an influential political figure.
The ED, however, did not disclose the identity of the political figure on the grounds that doing so could hamper the investigation.
Earlier , Karti had moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of summons issued by the ED. In his fresh writ petition, Karti has challenged the summons on the ground that the ED has no jurisdiction to issue such notices based on the FIR lodged by the CBI.