What's next for Chidambaram and his son?

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The Special Court on Thursday awarded CBI, six-day custody of Karti Chidambaram, arrested in connection with the INX media money laundering case.

The senior advocate, who has been representing Karti in the legal battle before the Supreme Court, said this was a case of "pure vendetta" as the CBI was helpless and had to take refuge of a statement by Indrani Mukerjea, an accused charged with murdering her own daughter.

The CBI sought 15-day custody of Karti; the court sent him to CBI custody for a day.

The Court reserved order on the bail plea of Raman and adjourning it to March 7, 2018. However, the duty magistrate granted only one day's custody.

The decision was taken so make it easier for them to conduct raids on Chidambaram junior. He was not at all cooperating. "It was surprising because Karti didn't complain of anything. There are travel details, vehicle rentals, hotel details and even email exchanges that match Indrani's statements about meeting".

Karti's counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi countered this by saying, "There is no ground for custodial interrogation".

In his submissions, Mehta also stated that there is strong documentary evidence that links Chidambaram's with the Advantage Strategic Private Limited. "The case is about serious corruption charges".

"The only way to establish non-cooperation by me (Karti) is to send me summons".

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In April a year ago, the CBI had informed the Supreme Court that it was probing Chidambaram's role in the alleged irregularities in grant of FIPB approval in Aircel-Maxis case.

He went on to stress that "all the relevant documents are in the CBI's possession".

"In these circumstances, his arrest for the objective of custodial interrogation raises the larger issue about the persecutorial approach adopted by the CBI", he said. He hasn't received any further summons? "He is being arrested despite complying with court orders repeatedly".

The Mukerjeas, the CBI and ED claimed, also admitted to "have met Sh".

Mehta refuted: "These are baseless allegations". "Ours is the application for police custody". ASCPL, the CBI said, was "indirectly controlled by Karti". "It is a mistrial and they are bending rules". "It is wonderful that despite no history of cardiac problem, doctors advised him to be in the CCU", Mehta said. What special thing happened in the past two weeks and not in the last 6months? It's freakish that I am arrested as I stepped out of plane.

"There is not an iota of evidence against Karti. With the other two invoices also, he had nothing to do", Singhvi contended. Karti, investigators claimed, helped INX Media seek fresh approval for an investment which had already been made.

Chidambaram, in his petition before the apex court, has said that his fundamental rights were being violated due to "illegal" investigations being carried out by the CBI and the ED and the central government has been "misusing" its probe agencies.

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