17 C
New Delhi
Wednesday 13 November 2019
India Crime INX Media case: Now ED can arrest Chidambaram, too

INX Media case: Now ED can arrest Chidambaram, too

During the hearing in the special court, the ED sought permission for questioning and arresting Chidambaram right in the Tihar Jail if his answers were to be unsatisfactory

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has suffered a major setback in the INX Media case. A Delhi court today allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to arrest the UPA-era Union minister. Currently, he is in the custody of CBI, lodged in Tihar Jail.

On 15 October, Chidambaram filed a bail application in the Supreme Court. It accused the CBI of trying to put him in jail for humiliating him further. But the special court has allowed the ED to interrogate Chidambaram. This inquiry can last for a maximum of 30 minutes. The court has allowed the ED to arrest Chidambaram if needed. ED officials will go to Tihar Jail on Wednesday.

The ED had said in its application that it needed to interrogate Chidambaram in custody in the money laundering case related to INX Media case. During the hearing in the special court, the ED sought permission for questioning and arresting Chidambaram right in the Tihar Jail if his answers were to be unsatisfactory. The court told the ED it will not behove Chidambaram’s dignity to get interrogated and arrested in public.

The former finance minister was presented in Delhi’s Special Court on Tuesday in connection with the INX Media money-laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He was produced before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar. The former home and finance minister is in judicial custody till 17 October in the INX Media corruption case lodged by the CBI.

Related

Chidambaram embroiled in 7 cases of corruption

The former minister, in judicial custody in connection with the INX Media corruption case, had earlier approached the Supreme Court for bail. Chidambaram said that the CBI wanted to put him in jail for degrading (humiliating) him.

Senior lawyers Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi have filed a bail petition in the Supreme Court on behalf of Chidambaram. The lawyers said to Justice R Bhanumathi that no such case had come to light that their client or any of his family members had tried to contact or influence any witness related to the case.

Chidambaram told the Supreme Court that there was no allegation of misappropriation or financial loss of funds in the INX Media corruption case. The court will hear the counter-arguments of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Wednesday.

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists

UCC Now, Rajnath Hints: Here’s How Modi Can Do It

Modi can argue in a manner to make UCC look secular and pro-Hindu at the same time, making a Muslim or Christian counterargument impossible

Tulasi: Two Stories, One Reason For Devotion

The Padma Purana, Devi Bhagavatam and Skanda Purana tell the story of Tulasi or Vrinda differently but the essence of devotion is a constant

BJP Cannot Afford Ideological Confusion

Being everything to everybody is Congress, which now faces doom. Socialism, secularism and 'sabka vishwas' are pushing BJP down the same path.
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Kajal of India reaps ‘reward’ of marrying a Pakistani

The case of Kajal differs from love jihad stories: a country rather than an individual has dashed her hopes, but there is a similarity, too

Congress to help in Maha’ govt formation under 5 conditions

They just begin with not letting a Thackeray be the chief minister, but even otherwise, Congress and NCP leaders are not getting along well

Jharkhand BJP haunted by Maharashtra alliance woes?

A BJP source said that the outcome of Maharashtra affected the party's Jharkhand policy where it refused to give 'winnable' seats away

Industrial production at 8-year low in September

Most industrial groups registered negative growth rates in the period, reminiscent of 2011-12 when manufacturing had gone into a tailspin

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: