'Only Worried About...': P Chidambaram's First Reaction After Court Sends Him To Tihar

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 September 2019, 07:23 PM
The court allowed P Chidambaram to carry his medicines to jail. (File Photo: IANS)
The court allowed P Chidambaram to carry his medicines to jail. (File Photo: IANS)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Chidambaram was sent to judicial custody till September 19.
    • Accoridng to the ED, he recieved kickbacks in exchange of the illegal FIPB clearnance to the INX Media.
    • Considering that he has Z-security, the court directed Chidambaram be kept in separate cell in the jail.

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.

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.

First Published: Thursday, September 05, 2019 06:25 PM
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