A Delhi court on Thursday remanded former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram to police custody till October 24, in the case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.
According to a report of PTI, judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar of the CBI Court at Rouse Avenue Court Complex allowed the ED to quiz Chidambaram and also granted him permission to have home-cooked food, western toilet, medicines in the ED custody. It is to be noted that the probe agency has sought 14-day custodial interrogation of the 74-year old senior Congress leader.
Also, the Court has extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram in the case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till October 24. The court had on Wednesday issued production warrant against him in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED.
The INX Media case pertains to the alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to INX Media at the time when P Chidambaram was the Finance Minister. It is the case of the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram received illegal gratification from INX Media owners Peter and Indrani Mukherjea for the clearance.
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The CBI had arrested P Chidambaram on August 21 after his anticipatory bail plea in the case was rejected by the High Court. Chidambaram, who spent a fortnight in police custody after his arrest, was thereafter remanded to judicial custody. His plea for regular bail was rejected by the Special CBI Judge sitting at the Rouse Avenue Court Complex in Delhi. Later, bail was denied by the Delhi High Court as well.