Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who has been sent to 14-day judicial custody on Thursday in the INX Media corruption case, said that he is only worried about the economy. "I am only worried about the economy," he said.
Earlier, a Delhi court sent former finance minister P Chidambaram to Tihar jail in the INX Media corruption case. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sent Chidambaram to 14-day judicial custody till September 19.
#WATCH Delhi: P Chidambaram waves as he is being taken in a Police bus to Tihar Jail. The Court has remanded him to judicial custody till September 19 in CBI case in INX media matter pic.twitter.com/Z9bki5zYIv— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2019
The court allowed him to carry his medicines to jail. Considering that he has Z-security, the court directed Chidambaram be kept in separate cell in the jail.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assured that there will be adequate security for Chidambaram in jail. With regard to Chidambaram's plea seeking to surrender in the money laundering case, the court issued notice to ED.
Chidambaram, 73, was produced before a Delhi court on Thursday after the expiry of his 2-day CBI custody in the case. Chidambaram's 15-day CBI custody, ordered by the special court in five spells, which started after his arrest on August 21 night, ends today.
Chidambaram is accused of granting illegal Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approvals to jailed media baron Indrani Mukerjea's firm INX Media in 2007, when he was the finance minsiter of the country. Accoridng to the ED, he recieved kickbacks in exchange of the illegal FIPB clearnance to the INX Media.
The kickbacks were paid to various shell companies floated by his son Karti Chidambaram on the names of his employees and other business associates, the central probe agency claimed. He, however, categorically denied the charges and said that his arrest was politically motiovated.