The CBI arrested Chidambaram on August 21. The next day, he was remanded in CBI custody and on September 5, he was sent to judicial custody in Tihar jail. The judicial custody was extended several times.
Chidambaram could not be produced in person due to the ongoing strike called by several bar associations following the violence at Tis Hazari court and appeared before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar through video conference.
The ED submitted that the manner in which the high office of the country was misused by Chidambaram for personal gain disentitles him from seeking relief, and giving bail to Chidambaram would be against “zero tolerance policy in corruption” and set a wrong precedent.
The court had asked the director of AIIMS to form a medical board to provide opinion on Chidambaram's health and sought a report by today on whether the senior Congress leader needs to be admitted to the hospital.