INX Media case: Court to pass order in Chidambaram's bail plea today

Nov 15 2019 09:13 AM
INX Media case: Court to pass order in Chidambaram's bail plea today

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court can pronounce its verdict today on the bail plea of former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram. He was arrested on 21 August in the INX Media case. Since then, Chidambaram has been imprisoned in Tihar Jail. Judge Suresh Kait reserved his order on November 8 on the bail plea after hearing the arguments of Chidambaram and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Seeking bail in the Delhi High Court on behalf of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, it has been said that all the documents in the INX Media case are with the investigating agencies, so they cannot be tampered with in any way. The ED had opposed Chidambaram's bail plea on November 8 and argued in the court that Chidambaram could influence the witnesses after getting bail.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of ED, has argued that the case of money laundering on the former finance minister is very serious. He said that this is an economic crime which falls in a very heinous category. 74-year-old Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media money laundering case. He is currently in ED custody in a case related to money laundering.

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