The ED will interrogate Chidambaram in Tihar jail on October 16. The court had given the Enforcement Directorate the option to either interrogate Chidambaram at the court premises or in Tihar jail.
New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) will interrogate former union minister, Congress leader P Chidambaram with regard to the INX media money laundering case.
A Delhi court gave the ED permission to interrogate Chidambaram for 30 minutes. The interrogation will be conducted inside Tihar jail in Delhi. The court had also given ED the option to question Chidambaram in the court premises, but it chose to conduct further probe in the jail premises.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the ED, said he wanted to interrogate him at the court premises, but advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing on behalf of Chidambaram, objected to it, citing dignity of proceedings.
A special court had reserved its order on the ED's application seeking the arrest of Chidambaram to interrogate him in the matter on Monday. The ED had sought permission from a Delhi court to arrest Chidambaram and interrogate him.
Mehta had requested for Chidambaram's custodial interrogation citing that ED wants to seek information related to a shell company abroad and his 17 bank accounts. This was opposed by the agency's application.
Chidambaram is in judicial custody since September and is being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation. He will be in judicial custody till October 17.
(With inputs from ANI)
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