Days after former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was put in Tihar Jail in connection with the INX Media scam case, the accused, who is out on bail is all set to address media despite the Supreme Court that barred him from doing so. However, what is not clear is the topic that Chidambaram will cover in his address.
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram, who is out on bail for his involvement in the INX Media case, will be addressing media at the Congress headquarters on Thursday (December 5) afternoon.
Earlier, on his release date (December 4), the Supreme Court had put up a condition that he could not speak to media about the INX media case. Chidambaram, who spent over 100 days in Tihar prison, posted a tweet, stating that he would be addressing the media later today.
I WILL ADDRESS THE MEDIA LATER TODAY (DEC 5th) AT 12.30 pm at AICC.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) December 5, 2019
The Supreme Court, while granting bail to the former finance minister had put certain conditions for granting bail that included orders not to give any press interviews or make public statements on the case.
Also, the passport of the accused has been confiscated, and he will not be able to leave the country without permission. The apex court also directed Chidambaram to make himself available for interrogation. The court had also ordered him not to intimidate any case witnesses.
Bail was offered to the Congress leader after over he spent nearly 106 days in custody.
Chidambaram was taken into custody in a corruption case related to the alleged scam being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The case pertains to an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 by P Chidambaram when he was the Union finance minister.
The ED is investigating the alleged offence of money laundering that arose out of the FIR.
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Last Updated Dec 5, 2019, 11:48 AM IST