Supreme Court refuses to entertain Chidambaram's plea in INX media corruption case filed by CBI

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 August 2019, 12:51 PM
Chidambaram will be produced before a trial court where the agency can further seek his custody. (File Photo: PTI)
Chidambaram will be produced before a trial court where the agency can further seek his custody. (File Photo: PTI)

In a setback to former Union finance minister, the Supreme Court on refused to entertain his plea against the Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory bail plea in a case being probed by CBI in INX media case. The top court said that since Chidambaram is already in CBI custody and therefore his plea against the High Court order dismissing anticipatory bail is infructuous.

A bench comprising justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna said Chidambaram is at liberty to seek remedy in accordance with the law. Chidambaram, whose CBI custody is ending today, will be produced before a trial court where the agency can further seek his custody.

At present the apex court bench is hearing issues relating to the money laundering case lodged by the ED in connection with the INX media scam.

Earlier, the Supreme Court refused to entertain his plea against the Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory bail plea in a case being probed by CBI in INX media case.

The top court said that since Chidambaram is already in CBI custody and therefore his plea against the High Court order dismissing anticipatory bail is infructuous.

The bench said Chidambaram is at liberty to seek remedy in accordance with the law. Chidambaram, whose CBI custody is ending today, will be produced before a trial court where the agency can further seek his custody.

First Published: Monday, August 26, 2019 12:24 PM
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