A Delhi court today sent Karti Chidambaram to judicial custody till March 24 in the INX Media corruption case, while dismissing his plea for early hearing of his bail application. Special judge Sunil Rana pronounced the order after the CBI said that he was not required for custodial interrogation. On his plea seeking separate cell and protection in Tihar Jail, the court said, the jail manual will be followed. It also said that his bail plea will be heard on Thursday as scheduled. The court denied Karti's request for home food in the jail. Meanwhile, Karti's Chartered Accountant S Bhaskararaman, who is currently in jail in a case filed by the Enforcement Directorate, has moved the court for anticipatory bail in the CBI case of INX Media. Karti, the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, was produced before special judge on expiry of his three-day police custody.