Chidambaram bail plea SC hearing LIVE Updates: The Supreme Court has deferred till Monday, August 26, hearing on a petition filed by P former Union minister P Chidambaram against the Delhi High Court’s verdict refusing him protection from arrest in the INX Media case. The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna said that it will also hear Chidambaram’s plea against CBI remand on the same day. The top court has also granted Chidambaram protection from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is also probing the money laundering angle in the INX Media case till Monday.
Chidambaram had approached the Delhi High Court on August 20 seeking protection from arrest in the high-profile case, however, his petition was rejected. The 73-year-old leader was arrested on Wednesday night in a dramatic turn of events which spilled over the Congress headquarters to his house in south Delhi’s upscale Jor Bagh area.
Chidambaram was produced before a Special CBI court on Thursday which sent him to custody till August 26 which is when the matter will be heard next.
Both the Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate have registered separate cases linked to INX Media case against Chidambaram who served as Union Home and Finance minister in the UPA government from 2004 to 2014.