INX Media case: Chidambaram moves SC seeking bail

By Bhartendu Sharma  Published on  3 Oct 2019 7:51 AM GMT
INX Media case: Chidambaram moves SC seeking bail

Delhi: Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking a regular bail in the case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the INX Media case.

Chidambaram, through his counsel Kapil Sibal, mentioned the matter before the bench of Justice N. V. Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari.

However, Justice Ramana informed Mr Chidambaram's Counsel that the matter will be placed before the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to take a call on the listing.

Earlier on September 30, the Delhi High Court dismissed Mr Chidambaram's bail plea owing to the likelihood that he might influence the witnesses.

The former finance minister, Chidambaram, 74, has been in Delhi's Tihar jail since September 5. He was arrested by a team of CBI on August 21.

The case pertains to the alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the INX Media at the time when P. Chidambaram was the Union Finance Minister.

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