INX Media: Delhi court allows ED to quiz Chidambaram in money laundering case

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Updated: Oct 15, 2019 4:48 PM

The court is scheduled to pronounce shortly its order on the agency's plea seeking arrest and interrogation of the 74-year-old Congress leader.

The probe agency said in its plea that it requires custodial interrogation of Chidambaram in the money laundering case related to INX Media case.

A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to interrogate former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the agency. Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar allowed the plea of the ED seeking permission to quiz Chidambaram, who is in judicial custody till October 17 in the INX Media corruption case filed by the CBI, saying the agency can question him in Tihar jail on Wednesday and, if required, arrest him. The court said ED’s application for remand is premature at this moment.

After the court passed the order, the ED sought the court’s permission to question him in some space available in Rouse Avenue court premises. The court, however, said, “it’s not in the dignity of this person that you interrogate and arrest him here in public view.”

The court allowed ED to go to Tihar jail, where the Congress leader is lodged, to question him on Wednesday, and, if required, arrest him.

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