Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has received a major setback from the Supreme Court in the Enforcement Directorate case related to the INX Media case. The Supreme Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the ED case. The Supreme Court said that Chidambaram cannot be granted anticipatory bail as it may affect the investigation.
The Supreme Court has accepted the plea of the investigating agency ED, in which they have talked about custody and interrogation.
The dismissal of the anticipatory bail plea from the Supreme Court means that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) can now take Chidambaram into custody for questioning in the INX Media case. The Supreme Court has ordered in this case that the documents collected by the ED need not be shown to Chidambaram.
The dismissal of Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea in the ED case is nothing short of a major setback. Because Chidambaram's CBI custody is coming to an end today. In such a situation, the Enforcement Directorate will also try to take him in remand so that he can also inquire into his case. Today, C Chidambaram has a hearing in the Supreme Court and the trial court in the CBI case. Today, the Supreme Court and the trial court will decide whether Chidambaram gets bail or is sent to Tihar Jail or the CBI remand period gets extended.
Let us tell you that today is Thursday's day is very important for former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in INX Media case, because his future will be decided in the Supreme Court which will challenge his petition challenging a decision of Delhi High Court. But the verdict is going to be pronounced. Apart from the Supreme Court, the case will also be heard in CBI court today.
The Supreme Court had refused to grant him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The Supreme Court can also issue an order on his petition in which he has challenged the non-bailable warrant issued against him. Apart from this, the remand order issued by the lower court for custodial interrogation in the corruption case filed by the CBI has also been challenged.