INX Media Case: Chidambaram Sent To CBI Custody For One Day, Court To Hear Interim Bail Plea On Tuesday
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram being produced at a CBI court in the INX media case, in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

INX Media Case: Chidambaram Sent To CBI Custody For One Day, Court To Hear Interim Bail Plea On Tuesday

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A Delhi Court on Monday extended the Central Bureau of Investigation custody of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram by one day in the INX Media corruption case.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar will hear on Tuesday the interim bail plea of Congress leader Chidambaram.

Chidambaram, 73, was produced before the court on the expiry of his three-day CBI custody which was granted on Aug. 30.

The CBI opposed any relief to Chidambaram in the case and sought extension of his custodial interrogation by one day.

He was produced in the court where senior advocate Kapil Sibal moved an interim bail application of Chidambaram, who was arrested on the night of Aug. 21.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought time to reply to Chidambaram's interim bail plea and said that notice be issued to CBI as it is statutorily required.

"All citizens have to be treated equally," Mehta said, adding that personal liberty of every citizen is equal.

Also read: INX Media Case: Supreme Court Asks Trial Court To Consider Chidambaram’s Interim Bail Plea

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