“Pay attention to your Constituency”, Supreme Court dismisses plea by Karti Chidambaram for refund of security deposit
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“Pay attention to your Constituency”, Supreme Court dismisses plea by Karti Chidambaram for refund of security deposit

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea filed by Karti Chidambaram for release of the security amount deposited by him earlier this year before travelling overseas.

Karti Chidambaram, who earlier sought permission from the Court to travel abroad in the months of May and June, had prayed that the amount of ₹10 crore deposited earlier be refunded to him since he had returned on the assured dates.

The Vacation Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose, however, dismissed this plea. CJI Gogoi said to the counsel representing the newly elected Member of Parliament,

Pay attention to your constituency.

Karti Chidambaram is currently being probed by the central investigation agencies in the INX media case and the AircelMaxis case. On two occasions earlier, he had sought permission from the Supreme Court to travel abroad.

The first order in this regard came in January, when Karti sought permission to travel abroad in the months of February and March. A second similar order was passed in April, when Karti sought the Court’s nod for travelling overseas in May and June.

Earlier this month, he approached the Supreme Court seeking a refund of the ₹10 crore he deposited ahead of his trip in February and March.

The counsel appearing for Karti had earlier mentioned before a Vacation Bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna that Karti had taken a loan to make the necessary security deposit before the Court and is now required to pay interest on the same.

Read the Order:

Karti-Chidambaram-vs-ED-May-29.pdf
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