Former FM Chidambaram to move Supreme Court
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, whose bail petition was recently denied by the top court of Delhi, has moved to the top court of the country, seeking bail in the controversial INX Media corruption case.
Earlier, those investigating the case strongly opposed the bail petition filed by the Delhi High Court on the ground that the arrested ex-Minister would influence the witnesses of the case if he was granted bail.
The investigators are less likely to take a different stand – especially the stand in contrary to what they maintained in the Delhi HC – in the Supreme Court.
The Congress leader also faces an Enforcement Directorate case. The investigation of that case is also underway, like the INX case.
The Congress veteran is now in Tihar Jail. He has already completed several weeks in the judicial custody.
Mr Chidambaram is the first former Finance Minister who has been booked on the charges of corruption.
He was arrested following several dramatic incidents. Even the investigators had to scale the wall of his house in Delhi to arrest him.
Anyway, as per a report, a petition failed by the ex-Minister through senior lawyer Kapil Sibal before a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice N V Ramana, has been forwarded to SC Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for taking a call on listing of the matter.
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