SC grants anticipatory bail to P Chidambaram and his son Karti in INX Media case

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Delhi: Special Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in both ED and CBI cases in Aircel-Maxis matter. Special judge OP Saini said the two would be released on Rs 1 lakh bail bond in case any of the two agencies arrested them in this case. P Chidambaram is already in CBI custody in connection with INX media case. In a 28-page order, Judge OP Saini said he had accounted for the time gap between the commission of the alleged offence and the application and “unexplained delay in investigation” in reaching the decision to grant anticipatory bail. The judge concluded there was no possibility of Chidambaram and his son tampering with evidence, threatening witnesses, fleeing or committing a similar crime again. “I am satisfied that it is a fit case for grant of anticipatory bail,” Saini ruled.