In a move that is set to create trouble for Karti Chidambaram, the Supreme Court has asked him to appear before the CBI in a corruption case. It may be recalled that the CBI had earlier issued look out circulars against Karti. However, Karti had approached the Madras High Court and managed to get a stay on the lookout circulars issued by the CBI. The CBI in turn had approached the Supreme Court. After hearing the case today, the Supreme Court cancelled the stay on the lookout notice given by Madras High Court. This essentially means that Karti will no longer be able to travel abroad without first getting permission from the CBI.
The Madras High Court had allowed Karti to travel abroad, and he was scheduled to travel abroad on August 16. But, now that Supreme Court has stayed the High Court order, he cannot travel abroad without permission. Supreme Court said that already many people have flown away from India after creating thousands of crores of scams, and it cannot risk another such case. The court pointed out that the CBI could have seized his passport and arrested him, but it has not done so, which makes sense that Karti should appear before CBI.