Live updates: SC asks Chidambaram to approach lower court for relief, says 'don't take him to Tihar'
The CBI had, in 2017, registered a case alleging financial irregularities, to the tune of Rs 305 crore, in the FIPB clearance given to INX Media in 2007 when Chidambaram was Union Finance Minister.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on extended the CBI custody of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram till Thursday in connection with INX Media corruption case on Monday.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the case presented Chidambaram before the court post the expiry of his remand.
The CBI had, in 2017, registered a case alleging financial irregularities, to the tune of Rs 305 crore, in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media in 2007 when Chidambaram was Union Finance Minister. Following the FIR filed by the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate had filed a case of money laundering against him.
Here are the live updates:
Hearing on Interim bail moved by Chidambaram will be heard on Tuesday at 3pm after SC hearing at 2pm.
The Rouse Avenue Court grants CBI custody to Chidambaram for another day in the INX media case.
SC will now hear Chidambaram's plea on Tuesday instead of Thursday. SG Tushar Mehta said that Chidambaram's custodial time will expire on Tuesday. SC asked the CBI to appeal before the lower court if it wants to send Chidambaram for a day's additional remand.
Chidambaram has spent 11 days in CBI custody since his arrest on August 21.
SC passes crucial order protecting former Chidambaram from going to Tihar Jail today, extends his CBI custody till Thursday.
Supreme Court asks Congress leader P Chidambaram to approach the concerned court for interim protection and also orders that he should not be sent to Tihar jail. The apex court says that if the trial court rejects Chidambaram's bail plea, his CBI custody will be extended till September 5.
Chidambaram's counsel opposed the remand application but both sides were apprised that if the remand order is challenged in the apex court, it would only be taken up there on Monday. In view of the submissions, the judge extended Chidambaram's CBI custody till Monday.
On August 30, the Court extended Chidambaram's CBI custody till September 2 (Monday). This came after Additional Solicitor General K.M. Natrajan, appearing for the CBI contended that extensive interrogation of the accused was conducted and he was confronted with documents and witnesses but further time was required to continue the investigation.