INX Media case: HC seeks CBI’s response on Karti’s bail plea
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the CBI on the bail plea of Karti Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in the INX Media corruption case. Justice S P Garg told the CBI to file a status report before March 16.
The CBI, however, contended that the matter was not maintainable. During the hearing, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Karti, informed the high court that he would withdraw the bail plea from the trial court.
Earlier in the day, the matter was posted before Justice Indermeet Kaur, who recused herself from the case and said she would refer the matter to the Acting Chief Justice for assigning the bail plea to another bench for today itself.
In a sensational claim, D G Vanzara, a former IPS officer and an accused in the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was secretly interrogated by the investigating officer. In his discharge application filed in the special CBI court, Vanzara said Modi, then the chief minister of Gujarat, was interrogated, but