Supreme Court To Pronounce On Sept. 5 Order On P Chidambaram’s Plea In INX Media Money Laundering Case
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram after he was produced in a CBI court in the INX media case in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Supreme Court To Pronounce On Sept. 5 Order On P Chidambaram’s Plea In INX Media Money Laundering Case

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The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will pronounce on Sept. 5 its order on plea of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.

A bench of Justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna also extended interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram till next Thursday. Chidambaram offered before the bench to remain in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation till Monday. The court refused to comment on it after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that the extension of remand can only be done before the CBI court.

The Supreme Court bench also directed the ED to place before it in a sealed cover the material which the probe agency wanted to produce for the court's perusal. The apex court said it will decide on the question whether it should look into the documents placed before it by the ED in a sealed cover.

Chidambaram has challenged in the Supreme Court the Aug. 20 verdict of the Delhi High Court denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.

Also read: INX Media Case: Indrani Mukerjea Calls P Chidambaram’s Arrest ‘Good News’

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