SC dismisses Karti’s plea seeking return of Rs 10 crore deposit

 The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea by newly elected MP Karti Chidambaram seeking the release of Rs 10 crore he earlier deposited with its registry as a condition to travel abroad.

A vacation bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose, while dismissing the petition, told Karti to pay attention to his constituency.

During the proceedings, his advocate Shally Bhasin had requested the court to release the amount which was deposited in January this year as security by Karti to visit foreign countries.

“Pay attention to your constituency. Why are you after the Rs 10 crore deposited in the court? Every time you (Karti) go abroad you have to deposit Rs 10 crore. We will refund Rs 10 crore but next time you go we will say deposit Rs 20 crore.” the bench said.

Karti, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, had earlier told the court through his advocate that he had taken a loan to furnish the security deposit and is paying interest.

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