Chidambaram INX Media Case HIGHLIGHTS: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the protection from arrest granted to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case till tomorrow. A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna said it would hear the arguments of the Enforcement Directorate on Chidambaram’s two petitions, including the challenge to remand orders, on Wednesday, reports PTI.
Hearing in the case resumed Tuesday with Chidambaram’s counsel filing a rejoinder to the ED affidavit which lists countries where he and “his co-conspirators” allegedly had bank accounts and properties. Appearing for the former finance minister, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the ED cannot place documents in the court randomly and “behind the back” for seeking custody of the accused.
He also sought transcripts of the interrogation conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on three dates in the INX Media money laundering case. The hearing is underway before an apex court bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna.