Supreme Court to hear Tuesday on P Chidambaram’s plea against remand order

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August 26, 2019 9:27 PM

It will also hear his separate petition challenging the Delhi High Court's August 20 order denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The plea is listed for hearing before a bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna.The plea is listed for hearing before a bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna.

The Supreme Court will Tuesday hear a fresh plea filed by senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram challenging the August 22 order of the trial court remanding him to CBI’s custody till August 26 in the INX Media corruption case.

The plea is listed for hearing before a bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna.

It will also hear his separate petition challenging the Delhi High Court’s August 20 order denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, mentioned the matter before the bench on Monday and said that his fresh plea challenging the August 22 trial court’s order remanding him to CBI custody was not listed for hearing today despite the apex court’s direction last week.

However, the bench told Sibal that it would be listed for hearing only after the apex court registry gets necessary orders from Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

“The registry has some difficulty and they have to take orders from the Chief Justice,” the bench told Sibal.

“List the matters before an appropriate bench after obtaining order from the Chief Justice of India,” the bench noted in its order.

Chidambaram has moved the apex court challenging the Delhi High Court’s August 20 order dismissing his anticipatory bail in the INX media corruption and money laundering cases lodged by CBI and ED.

During the hearing on Monday, the bench dismissed his plea against the high court verdict rejecting his anticipatory bail petition in a corruption case lodged by the CBI in the INX Media scam.

The apex court said Chidambaram’s plea in the CBI case has become “infructuous” since he has been arrested by the agency.

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