Karti remained evasive nine more days in custody

CBI seeks extension of remand of Karti Chidambaram on the plea that presence of accused is actually needed in order to serve some important and specific purposes connected with completion of investigation in the INX media case. The CBI has sought an extension of custody for nine days.

The CBI said that Karti Chidambaram also needs to confront the accused, co-accused and unearth the larger conspiracy and the role of other accused persons involved in the case. It said that during the custodial interrogation so far, CBI was able to gather some important information even though the accused (Karti Chidambaram) has remained evasive even while answering the routine questions.

CBI today produced Karti Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media corruption case, before a Delhi court and sought his custody for nine more days.

Special Judge Sunil Rana said the court will hear the matter at 2 pm today as Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, who had appeared before it on the last hearing, was not available for arguments on behalf of the CBI.

The probe agency today submitted before the court certain documents in a sealed cover related to the probe in the case over the last six days.

The court allowed Karti Chidambaram to meet his father, Congress leader P Chidambaram, and mother Nalini Chidambram for 10 minutes.

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