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Supreme Court allows Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad NewsFunda

NEW DELHI: The

Supreme court

on Monday allowed

Congress

MP

Karti Chidambaram

, who is being probed in several money laundering cases, to travel abroad. He has also been asked to deposit Rs 2 crore with the court.

The apex court said the amount be deposited in a nationalised bank and allowed Chidambaram to travel for six months.

The

SC bench

headed by Justice

Ashok Bhushan

has asked him to furnish his detailed travel itinerary, including the places to be visited and the place where he would stay.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who was appearing for Chidambaram, said the condition was not justified for a member of Parliament and he would not run away anywhere.

Additional Solicitor General S V Raju said earlier Karti was earlier allowed to travel abroad, but with a deposit of Rs 10 crore. He had been allowed to travel to the UK, the US, France, Germany and Spain.

The Congress leader is facing several criminal cases related to the Aircel-Maxis deal and the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to the INX Media for receiving foreign funds of Rs 305 crore when his father, P Chidambaram, was the Union finance minister. The cases are being probed by the ED and the CBI.

(With agency inputs)

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