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Chidambaram’s lawyers asked to correct defects in plea before CJI takes up case: Sources

Former Union Minister And Congress Leader P Chidambaram’s Lawyers Have Been Asked To Correct Defects In His Application Before Chief Justice Of India Takes Up The Case

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 21 Aug 2019, 02:15:03 PM
Former Union Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram

New Delhi:

Former Union Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram’s lawyers have been asked to correct defects in his application before Chief Justice of India takes up the case, according to sources. The Top court has said that since the petition has not been filed properly and the registry has raised certain objections against it, Congress leader's legal team need to file an error-free version of the plea. 

Earlier, trouble mounted for P Chidambaram as he got no relief from the Supreme Court in connection with the anticipatory bail plea in INX media case today. While hearing the plea, Justice NV Ramana sent the file of Chidambaram’s plea seeking interim bail before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to pass the order. Justice Ramana referring the case to CJI means that there is no shield for Chidambaram from the imminent arrest. In his anticipatory bail plea, Chidambaram has maintained that he, "isn't a flight risk, haven't been accused of influencing witnesses of tampering with the evidence."

On Tuesday, hours after the Delhi High Court refused former Union finance minister P Chidambaram to grant any protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the a six-member CBI team issued a notice to him asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours", after failing to find him at his residence. Soon after the CBI team returned empty hand, an Enforcement Directorate team also reached his Jor Bagh residence in Delhi.

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First Published : 21 Aug 2019, 02:15:03 PM