Karti Chidambaram moves HC against 'look-out circular'
Former union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram on Friday moved the Madras High Court for quashing a "look out circular" issued against him under the Passport Act over a corruption case filed by the CBI.
In his petition, Karti contended that the July 18 circular had been issued arbitrarily and without jurisdiction by the Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) and The Bureau of Immigration under the Union home ministry at the behest of different agencies to prevent him from travelling abroad.
"The circular is a well thought out and meticulously orchestrated fraudulent plan of the CBI to stop me at the airport as and when I proceed abroad by springing an unpleasant surprise on me and leak it to the media that I was detained at the airport and cause embarrassment to me," he alleged.
He said he had responded to the summonses issued by the CBI in connection with the case and there was "no absolute cause of action" for issuance of the LOC.
The case related to alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds. Mpost