He argued that Karti's security was in danger as his father Chidambaram as Union home minister had dealt with terror cases, including the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
The Delhi court ordered the jail authorities to ensure that adequate security is provided to Karti Chidambaram until March 24.
In a related development, the Delhi High Court gave a major relief to Karti Chidambaram, directing the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is separately probing the allegations, not to arrest him till the next hearing of the case on March 20. "Some of the accused related to those cases are lodged in Tihar so I apprehend a great threat to my security", he said.
The CBI Judge, after hearing the parties, observed that no separate prison shall be provided to Karti.
While admitting that the apprehension raised cannot be ignored keeping in view the social status of the accused and his family, the judge said, "only keeping in view the fact of social status of the accused and his father, he cannot be treated different from other accused persons and cannot be allowed to be kept in separate prison".
Meanwhile, the bail plea of Karti, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, was rejected today as the court did not find merit in his plea.
The businessman also demanded home cooked food, medicines, toiletries and spectacles.
Karti is under the custody of the CBI which produced him today before a special court here which sent him to judicial custody till March 24 in the INX Media corruption case and dismissed his plea that he be put in a separate cell in Tihar Jail in view of a threat perception. Bhaskararaman is now in jail due to a case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Karti is accused of receiving kickbacks a decade back to clear foreign investment into INX Media group, using the influence of his father P. Chidambaram, who was then the Union finance minister. The 46-year-old businessman was arrested at Chennai airport on his return from the United Kingdom in connection with the FIR lodged on May 15, 2017. It, however, later revised the figure to $1 million (about Rs 6.50 crore at the current exchange rate and Rs 4.50 crore in 2007).
After confirming that she had paid a bribe to Karti Chidambaram in the INX Media case, Indrani Mukerjea has now agreed to identify the location too.