Karti Chidambaram gets bail in laundering case tied to Chinese ‘visas’

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Delhi court

Thursday granted regular bail to Congress MP

Karti Chidambaram

in the

money laundering

case related to the Chinese visa ‘scam’ case.
The court of

Special Judge Kaveri Baweja

granted bail to Chidambaram, on a personal bond of Rs one lakh and a surety of the like amount, after he appeared in the court pursuant to the summons issued against him.
The court also granted bail to the other accused —

S Bhaskararaman

, Padam Dugar, Vikas Makharia and Mansoor Siddiqui. It cited SC judgment in the Tarsem Lal (Supra) case, stating the accused were not arrested during investigation. The court said if the accused intends to travel abroad, he would have to inform the court and the investigation officer of his itinerary and reason and ensure his travel does not hamper the progress of the trial on account of non-appearance.
ED’s case stems from an FIR registered by CBI in which it alleged that Karti and his aide received Rs 50 lakh for reissuance of visas to Chinese nationals in year 2011. ED filed a laundering case against Karti in the alleged scam pertaining to issuance of visas when his father was home minister.