SC to resume hearing on Chidambaram's plea seeking protection from ED arrest on Thursday

The SC on Tuesday extended the interim protection granted to Chidambaram from arrest in a ED case in connection with INX Media corruption case.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will continue to hear on Thursday plea of former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram against Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory plea.

In a major relief, the SC on Tuesday extended the interim protection granted to Chidambaram from arrest in a ED case in connection with INX Media corruption case. This comes a day after a CBI court sent Chidambaram to further Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody till August 30, Friday.

Here are the live updates:

28 August 2019
16:07 IST

Hearing on Chidambaram's interim bail plea over for the day. SC Tushar Mehta to continue his arguments in SC tomorrow at 11.30. Mehta told the court that Chidambaram is playing the 'victim card' while ED believes that it is required to take custody of Chidambaram for interrogation.

16:04 IST

Mehta tells court that he is ready to show the materials based on which the ED is seeking Chidambaram's arrest

16:04 IST

SG Tushar Mehta tells the court that the findings of the report are very sensitive and hence can't be shared with Chidambaram.

16:04 IST

ED tells the SC that it can not share the progress report of the investigation with Chidambaram till a chargesheet in the matter is being filed.

16:03 IST

SG Tushar Mehta presents a sealed-envelop report in the SC and asks the apex court to pass its order on the interim order after seeing the report.

14:31 IST

This case only pertains to interim bail while corruption, money laundering are separate charges and both are being investigated separately, says Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

14:29 IST

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of ED in SC said that investigative reports can't be shared with Chidambaram till the chargesheet is being filed.

14:28 IST

Hearing on Chidambaram's plea, seeking protection from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate, begins in Supreme Court.

11:26 IST

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will present the case on behalf of ED in SC at 2PM

10:11 IST

P Chidambaram's family on Tuesday released a statement, accusing the media of playing into the centre's hands by making "wild, unverified and unsubstantiated allegations" against him. The family claimed in the statement that the government's motive is to demonize and humiliate the former finance minister.

10:11 IST

On Monday, the Supreme Court had declined to convert Chidambaram's petition against rejection of anticipatory bail by the Delhi High Court into a petition for regular bail. The apex court also refused to "entertain" Chidambaram's petition against the CBI.