A special court today extended Karti Chidambaram's CBI custody by another three days. Karti, who is being investigated in connection to the INX Media case, has already been in CBI remand for the last nine days.
Karti will now be in CBI custody till March 12. Delhi's Patiala House court will next hear Karti's bail plea on March 15.
The agency had sought Karti's custody for six additional days, citing "new incriminating materials" as grounds to interrogate him further. It had also moved two applications, seeking court permission to confront Karti with his Chartered Accountant S Bhaskararaman. The second is to allow the CBI to bring Indrani and Peter Mukerjea to Delhi and identify the places where they met Karti Chidambaram.
CBI judge Sunil Rana gave his nod to the first application, making way for the CBI to bring Karti and his chartered accountant face-to-face in Tihar jail.
Bhaskararaman was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on February 16 and has been sent to judicial custody till March 22.
Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said that a CD and documents were recovered in connection with the case which needed to be sent to Central Forensic Science Laboratory for examination.
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