The Patiala House Court on March 6, extended the CBI custody of Karti Chidambaram till March 9, 11 am. The CBI, which had earlier sought a nine-day extension of Karti’s custody before the trial court, got an extension of three days. The CBI has also sought the permission to conduct a narco-analysis on Karti. The next hearing is scheduled for 9 March at 2 pm, as per reports.
The statement of senior journalist Vir Sanghvi has also been recorded by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media case for allegedly facilitating the meeting between Karti Chidambaram and Indrani and Peter Mukerjea.
However, Sanghvi denied that he facilitated the meeting between Karti Chidambaram and Indrani and Peter Mukerjea.
Sanghvi, on March 6, took to his Twitter to respond claiming that he had complained about financial impropriety at INX Media. He said,“I left News x in Jan 2008 & complained about financial improprieties at INX Media and called for an official inquiry. That is a matter of record. The CBI says the payments were made to Karti many months after I left. So I was out of the picture by the time all this took place.”