INX Media case: Supreme Court to hear Karti’s fresh plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a fresh plea from Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union minister P. Chidambaram, seeking quashing of the Enforcement Directorate’s summons against him in the INX Media case.

In his fresh writ petition, Karti Chidambaram has challenged the summons on the ground that the ED has no jurisdiction to issue such notices based on the first information report lodged by the CBI.

The plea was mentioned on Monday by his counsel before a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, which agreed to hear it along with related pending matters scheduled for hearing on Tuesday.

The apex court is likely to hear on Tuesday the anticipatory bail plea of Karti Chidambaram, who is presently in CBI custody in the case.

The top court had earlier refused to stay the summons issued by the ED, saying he could make a request in this regard to the competent authority. It had posted the matter for hearing on Monday after senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Karti Chidambaram, had sought time to file a proper application to challenge the ED proceedings.

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