Karti Chidambaram seeks separate cell in Tihar
Today, a trial court will pronounce its order on CBI’s plea to send Karti Chidambaram to judicial custody in the INX Media corruption case. It is today that the court will also pass order on Karti Chidambaram’s plea seeking for a separate cell in Tihar jail and urgent hearing on his bail plea.
The son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Karti Chidambaram, was produced before special judge Sunil Rana on expiry of his three-day police custody. Karti who has already spent 12 days in the custody of CBI since his arrest on February 28 from Chennai airport, was not further needed to seek any custodial interrogation.
The bail plea was scheduled to be heard on 15 March instead Karti asked the court to hear his bail plea today after the CBI has sought 15-day judicial custody.
P Chidambaram father of Karti Chidambaram was also present in the courtroom. Appearing for Karti, senior advocate Dayan Krishnan, pressed for hearing on hearing the bail application today it in the case the court was considering sending him to judicial custody.
In the meanwhile, Dayan Krishnan also moved another application seeking a separate prison cell for Karti if he’s sent to judicial custody saying that “he is son of former union minister and many terrorists have been prosecuted during P Chidambaram’s tenure and there is a clear threat to him”.
The senior advocate said that his father P Chidambaram has dealt with stringent penal laws including TADA and MCOCA, posing a huge threat to Karti. He further added that he needs to be secured in a separate prison and also be given a separate bathroom. His advocate said “He cannot be exposed to any of these criminals”.
When the CBI opposed the plea for separate cell on the ground that if at all there was any threat, it was to P Chidambaram and not his son, Krishnan expressed shock and said the CBI’s objection has enhanced the threat perception.