Moments after Justice NV Ramana referred P Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the Enforcement Directorate issues lookout notice against the former Finance Minister on Wednesday. The fresh lookout circular against Chidambaram seeks to restrict his movement across land, air and seaports. In his interim bail plea, Chidambram argued that he should be given protection from arrest because he has not been named in the FIR in the INX Media Case. However, appearing for the ED and CBI, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court bench that it is a case of money laundering of "monumental magnitude". He also said that, “we are ready for all possible legal recourses that Chidambaram might take. If he seeks urgent listing from the Chief Justice of India, we are ready with our strategy.”
Meanwhile, following is the chronology of events in the INX Media corruption and money laundering cases in which the Delhi High Court Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail pleas of Congress leader P Chidambaram.