Delhi: In another setback to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Supreme Court has dismissed his appeal filed against the Delhi High Court order which dismissed his anticipatory bail plea in the INX media case probed by CBI.

A bench headed by Justice R. Banumathi and A. S. Bopanna, while dismissing Chidambaram’s appeal said that it has become ‘infructuous’ after his arrest on August 21.

However, the Apex Court has asked Chidambaram to file a regular bail plea before an appropriate court. 

In today’s hearing in the SC, senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, representing his client Chidambaram, argued that he had mentioned the matter for urgent listing on August 21, but the court did not list it until August 23.

“I have a fundamental right. It is a matter of my liberty. I should have been heard by the Supreme Court,” Sibal said.

Meanwhile, CBI will look seek further custody of Chidambaram whose CBI remand ends on August 26. He will be produced in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Monday after 3 pm. 

According to CBI sources, they have sent Letter Rogatory (LRs) in five different countries, which includes UK, Switzerland and Singapore, seeking foreign bank account details and assets details of the Chidambaram.

After the Delhi HC dismissed Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea on August 20, he moved to the SC on the same day, but the hearing couldn’t take place. 


Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

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