New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has issued a lookout notice against former finance minister P. Chidambaram, on Wednesday, in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.

The agencies said that the alert notice against the Congress leader, whose anticipatory bail was rejected on Tuesday, has been sent to all land, air and seaports and law enforcement agencies at these facilities. It says, that the ED should be alerted in case the person is found on their premises.

Sources in both the agencies —the CBI and the ED— continue to say that the location of Chidambaram is not known, despite their respective teams searching different places.
Meanwhile, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana on Wednesday said that Chidambaram’s plea against the Delhi High Court’s order cancelling his anticipatory bail plea would be put before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to consider for urgent listing.

“I am sending it to the Chief Justice of India. He will pass orders,” the bench told Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who is appearing for Chidambaram. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED and CBI, told the bench that it is a case of money laundering of “monumental magnitude.”

In the latest development, both the CBI and the ED have filed Caveats, in the Apex Court, against Chidambaram’s petition seeking protection from arrest. It means, the Court now cannot pass an order without hearing the party who has filed it i.e. both the Investigative agencies.

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have condemned these latest developments.

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.

Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt.

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