‘Breathing Air of Freedom After 106 Days’: Chidambaram Out of Jail

Catch all the updates on the INX Media case against P Chidambaram here. 

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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at Congress workers and supporters after he was released from Tihar jail in New Delhi, Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2019.

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram walked out of Tihar Jail on Wednesday, 4 December evening, after over 100 days in custody. Post his release, Chidambaram and his son Karti paid a visit to Congress Interim president Sonia Gandhi at her residence.

This comes after the Supreme Court earlier on Wednesday granted bail to him in the INX Media money laundering case.

He will be attending the Parliament session on Thursday, his son Karti Chidambaram has said.

On 29 November, a special court granted interim bail to all six bureaucrats who were part of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) which granted approval to INX Media during Congress leader P Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.

  • SC has set a number of conditions on Chidambaram’s bail including a Rs 2 lakh bond that he needs to furnish
  • Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on 21 August in the INX Media case and was then in ED custody in a related money laundering matter

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9:20 PM , 04 Dec

Breathing Air of Freedom After 106 Days: Chidambaram

“I will address a press conference tomorrow. I am happy that I stepped out and am breathing the air of freedom after 106 days,” Chidambaram told reporters after leaving Tihar Jail on bail on Wednesday.

8:57 PM , 04 Dec

Chidambaram Visits Sonia Gandhi

P Chidambaram and his son Karti arrive at the residence of Congress Interim president Sonia Gandhi.

8:20 PM , 04 Dec

Can't Comment on Case: P Chidambaram

"I can't comment on case as per Supreme Court's order," Chidambaram reportedly said after leaving Tihar Jail.

“After 106 days of incarceration, not one charge has been framed against me,” he added.

Several Congress workers greeted the former Union minister after he stepped out of the prison. His son Karti welcomed him as he came out of the prison.

8:16 PM , 04 Dec

P Chidambaram Released From Tihar Jail

Congress leader P Chidambaram has been released from Tihar Jail, after the SC granted him bail earlier today.


Published: 27 Aug 2019, 8:26 AM IST
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