Decision on Chidambarams plea for protection from arrest next week

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will pronounce on September 5 the order on plea of former Finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna also extended interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram till next Thursday. The former Union minister offered before the bench to remain in the custody of CBI till Monday. The court refused to comment on it after solicitor general Tushar Mehta said extension of remand can only be done before the CBI court. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe 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. Chidambaram’s plea in the Apex Court has challenged the August 20 verdict of the Delhi High Court denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED. ED told the Supreme Court that custodial interrogation of Chidambaram is needed as he is a man with “resources, intelligence and wherewithal” even as the former Finance minister asserted that his right to liberty cannot be curtailed by arresting him without any valid reason.last_img

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