Former finance minister P Chidambaram is facing probe for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram till October 17 in connection with the INX Media case.
The CBI arrested Chidambaram on August 21 following which he was sent to judicial custody in Tihar jail. He was produced before the court today at the end of his remand.
Earlier today, he moved a Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the Supreme Court against the order of the Delhi high court that dismissed his regular bail petition in the case. The high court had dismissed the plea contending that he might influence the witnesses in the case.
Hinting to certain inputs submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the court in a sealed cover, the petition stated, "The liberty has thus been denied based on the baseless, anonymous and unverified allegation made behind the petitioner's (Chidambaram) back."
Chidambaram said that the submissions made by the agency in the sealed cover were "highly objectionable and against all canons of fair play and justice.''
The petition also stated that the FIR registered in 2015, did not name Chidambaram. "There is no reference or allegation against him in the FIR," the plea asserted.
While the CBI is probing the corruption allegations, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is looking into money laundering allegations against him in the case.
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Last Updated Oct 3, 2019, 5:04 PM IST