A Delhi court granted bail to former media baron Peter Mukerjea in the INX Media money laundering case linked to P Chidambaram and his son Karti.
The apex court, while denying anticipatory bail to P Chidambaram in the INX Media case, said it must be left to the discretion of the investigating agency to decide the course of the probe.
Bhaskararaman was arrested from a hotel in Delhi on February 16 and was later sent to sent judicial custody.
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The apex court also transferred to itself the matter pending before the Delhi High Court keeping in view that several high courts in the country have given conflicting views on interpretation of PMLA
The court also issued a notice and sought a response of the Centre and the ED on Karti's plea challenging the issuance of summons and proceedings initiated against him.
The ED had earlier claimed that during the course of investigation, it was revealed that Bhaskararaman, a qualified CA, had been assisting Karti to manage his "ill-gotten wealth" in India and abroad.
After being arrested from a five-star hotel here, Bhaskararaman was produced before special judge Sunil Rana who accepted the ED's plea that he has to be quizzed in custody.