Let govt show overseas assets and seize them, Karti tells SC

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New Delhi, Sep 11: Refuting he held undisclosed assets abroad, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram on Monday told the Supreme Court that the central government should disclose any overseas assets held by him or his family and seize them.

Chidambaram told a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra “My father, mother, wife, and myself are income tax payees. If the government or its agencies can tell we have these properties, we will execute decrees in their favour and the Centre can take their possession”.

Senior counsel Kapil Sibal told the apex court, also comprising Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was levelling “reckless and baseless allegations” and challenged the central agency to find out the details of any property which the Chidambarams cannot account for.

Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that he would establish that the details of all the assets submitted in the sealed cover were linked to the matter under investigation.

Sibal said information about these had surfaced during the course of his interrogation by the CBI.

He further stated the CBI could only produce documents in connection with the case on the basis of which a lookout notice was issued to ensure that Karti Chidambaram did not leave the country.

After hearing the bench posted the matter for final disposal next Monday.

Wefornews Bureau 

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