Chidambaram INX Media Case HIGHLIGHTS: In a major setback to former Union minister P Chidambaram, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea, challenging the dismissal of his anticipatory bail in a corruption case lodged by the CBI in the INX Media case. The apex court said his petition has become infructuous as Chidambaram has already been arrested by the investigating agency.
Prior to this, the Congress leader had moved the top court, saying his plea challenging the trial court’s order remanding him to CBI custody in the case has not been listed for hearing today despite the apex court’s direction on August 23. The Supreme Court said the plea will be listed for hearing after the registry gets necessary orders from Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court extended till Tuesday the protection from arrest given to Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.
Meanwhile, a Delhi special court remanded Chidambaram in CBI custody for an additional four days till August 30 in the INX Media case. “We need five days of custody of Chidambaram as the confrontation with co-accused will continue to unearth larger conspiracy,” PTI quoted Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, as informing the court.