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Visa scam: Court grants interim protection from arrest to Karti Chidambaram in money-laundering case

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New Delhi, May 26

A Delhi court on Thursday granted interim protection from arrest till May 30 to Congress MP Karti Chidambaram in a case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Chinese visas case.

Special Judge M K Nagpal also issued notice to the ED on the anticipatory bail application moved by Karti Chidambaram.

The ED recently registered the money-laundering case against Karti Chidamabaram and others in the alleged scam about the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was the Home Minister.

The federal agency has filed its case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) taking cognisance of a recent first information report by the CBI in the same case.

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