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Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram approached Delhi High Court in Chinese Visas Scam Case.

Panasam Akshara | Delhi HC 

Case-Karti Chidambaram v. Enforcement Directorate. Delhi High Court listed hearing on August 18 the anticipatory bail plea by Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram in the alleged Chinese Visas Scam being probed by Enforcement Directorate.Justice Poonam A Bamba deferred hearing on the plea after the counsel for Enforcement Directorate informed that Additional Solicitor General SV Raju was not available.Investing agency orally said it's earlier assurance concerning no coercive action against Karti would extend till the next date.ED orally said it would not take any action against him till July 12.Karti had approached high court after anticipatory bail plea and two others was dismissed by the trial court on the ground that the offence was of serious nature.ED registered the money laundering case against him and others in alleged scam about issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was home minister.ED said laundered amount of money in case was yet to be displayed during investigation and bribe amount of Rs 50 lakh in CBI case cannot be taken or considered as basis of present case.Case registered under Prevention of Money Laundering Act taking cognisance of recent FIR by CBI in the same case.As case heard by court during vacation last month,the ED had opposed anticipatory bail plea saying karti cannot file application on figment of imagination that does not show any genuine apprehension of his arrest,ED said application is premature as the investigation has not begun in the matter and even karti has not been summoned yet.

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