INX media case: SC to hear Chidambaram’s petitions challenging Delhi HC order

Supreme Court will hear today the petitions filed by Congress leader P Chidambaram challenging the Delhi High Court order rejecting his anticipatory bail pleas in INX media corruption case.

This comes as Chidambaram’s five-day custody will come to an end on Monday afternoon (August 26), and he will be taken to the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi, to be presented before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar.

The CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are probing the matter. A special anti-corruption court on the 22nd of this month, sent Chidambaram to the CBI custody till today for interrogation.

On Friday, Chidambaram had also filed a new petition against the trial court’s orders, permitting the CBI to interrogate him in custody and issuance of non-bailable warrant against him on August 21. Chidambaram will also be produced before the court today after the end of his CBI custody.

Chidambaram was brought to the CBI headquarters following the court’s order of five-day CBI custody. He was then grilled by the CBI officials regarding the FIPB approval given by him to the shell companies owned by his son Karti in connection with the INX media case. However, Chidambaram said that he could not recall incidents related to it and asked for the rulebook to know as to what was the policy at that time.