Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s counsel on Tuesday sought transcripts of the interrogation conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on three dates in the INX Media money laundering case. The hearing is underway before an apex court bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna. Appearing for Chidambaram, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the agency cannot place documents in the court randomly and “behind the back” for seeking custody of the accused. On Monday, the court extended till Tuesday the protection from arrest given to Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED.
3.32 pm: Top court to continue to hear tomorrow plea of P Chidambaram against Delhi HC order dismissing his anticipatory plea.
3.29 pm: Supreme Court extends till Wednesday protection from arrest granted to former FM P Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case.
2.10 pm: The learned Judge (Justice Sunil Gaur of the Delhi HC) by using the word "grave" repeatedly is doing nothing but using a subjective adjective, Singhvi
2.05 pm: CrPC has an interesting scheme where offences with punishment of upto seven years imprisonment is considered less grave, Singhvi
2.00 pm: Gravity as a factor has been referred to in the Delhi HC judgement multiple times. But "gravity" is a subjective term.. best test for gravity is period of punishment or sentence, Singhvi
12.40 pm: There is no concept of evasion if I'm present for questioning. Have I ever refused to come for the questioning? - Singhvi
12.33 pm: Speaking on retrospective application, Singhvi says a person is being painted as a Kingpin of an alleged offence which did not exist as an offence at the time it was committed.
12.32 pm: The Sections charged in the FIR were declared offences only in June 2009 through notification of amendment of the PMLA, one year after the alleged acts took place, Singhvi.
12.30 pm: Singhvi argues on restrospectivity. He says the alleged acts took place prior to the amendment of the PMLA which was notified in 2009. The alleged acts which were declared as offences as under PMLA amendment took place in 2007-08, Singhvi
12.25 pm: The application for production of transcript concerns the questioning of P Chidambaram that took place on December 29, 2018 and January 21, 2019: Kapil Sibal informs the Court.
12.20 pm: Statements made are admissible against the accused. Documents cannot be made part of the case diaries behind the back of the accused: Kapil Sibal.
12.15 pm: Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi make arguments for P Chidambaram.
12.10 pm: INX Media money laundering case: Chidambaram's counsel seeks transcript of ED interrogation
Former finance minister P Chidambaram's counsel on Tuesday sought transcripts of the interrogation conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on three dates in the INX Media money laundering case. The hearing is underway before an apex court bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna. Appearing for Chidambaram, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the agency cannot place documents in the court randomly and "behind the back" for seeking custody of the accused.
12.05 pm: SC hearing begins in Chidambaram's plea against ED arrest
The hearing has begun in the Supreme Court. Chidambaram's lawyer Kapil Sibal has demanded interrogation transcripts which he said will prove if the former Union minister is cooperative or not.
12.00 pm: Kari Chidambaram's statement:
11.00 am: SC to hear Chidambaram's plea against remand order today
The Supreme Court will hear a fresh plea filed by Chidambaram challenging the August 22 order of the trial court remanding him to CBI's custody till August 26 in the INX Media corruption case. It will also hear his separate petition challenging the Delhi High Court's August 20 order denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).