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

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

Updated05 Dec 2019, 09:48 AM IST
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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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2:14 AM, 27 Aug

SC Dismisses Anticipatory Bail Plea, Says 'Infructuous' After Arrest

The Supreme Court, on Monday 26 August dismissed Chidambaram's plea seeking anticipatory bail in the case registered by CBI, saying that he has been already arrested and the case has now become ‘infructuous’.

2:14 AM, 27 Aug

Chidambaram's Interim Protection from Arrest By ED to Continue

After extensive arguments from his counsel, Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram, on Monday remained protected from arrest by ED till Tuesday, 27 August. The court proceedings are set to resume on Tuesday after Sibal submits a rejoinder to ED's counter-affidavit.

Sibal concluded on Monday by submitting two judgments of the Supreme Court which, he said, establish that ‘anticipatory bail cannot be rejected mechanically by a judge, without application of mind.’

2:14 AM, 27 Aug

Chidambaram's CBI Custody Extended, Appeal to be Heard on Tuesday

The CBI court, after the Supreme Court extended protection from ED arrest, extended P Chidambaram's CBI custody till 30 August.

The former finance minister’s appeal against the CBI court order has now been listed for hearing on Tuesday, 27 August. The matter will be heard after Chidambaram’s petition against ED is heard.

6:33 AM, 27 Aug

Hearing for Chidambaram's Pleas Begins in Supreme Court

The hearings for the petitions filed by P Chidambaram in the INX media case have begun, with Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal arguing for Chidambaram.

Following are the petitions listed in the apex court for today:

  • Special Leave Petition against Delhi HC order denying anticipatory bail in ED matters.
  • Special Leave Petition challenging the order of Special Judge remanding Chidambaram to CBI custody.

Kapil Sibal began the arguments by telling the Court that he has filed an application to secure the transcripts of the interrogation. Justices R Banumathi and Ajjikuttira Somaiah Bopanna are on the bench.

Published: 27 Aug 2019, 02:56 AM IST
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