The Hush Post| 4:38 pm |one-minute-read
A Delhi court extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram till October 3 in connection with the INX Media case. Chidambaram, who first arrested by the CBI on August 21 after a dramatic turn of events. On September 5, Chidambaram was sent to judicial in connection with the case. Since then he has been in jail.
The Congress leader was brought to Rouse Avenue Court as his judicial custody ended today. The judicial custody was extended after the CBI wanted his custody to be extended. Appearing for the CBI, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta asked for the extension of Chidambaram’s judicial custody. Mehta said there has been no change in the situation from the day he was first sent to jail.
Appearing for Chidambaram, his lawyer Kapil Sibal opposed the plea of the probe agency to extend his judicial custody.
Moving a plea on behalf of Chidambaram seeking regular medical checkup and adequate supplementary diet during judicial custody in Tihar Jail, Sibal said that the Congress leader is suffering from various ailments and has lost weight during the custody, to which he was sent on September 5.
Sibal also urged the court to let his client meet his family members after the hearing which was granted later. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram is facing a probe both by the CBI and the ED in the INX Media case with alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance given to the INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when he was the finance minister.
The discussion between P Chidambaram and the party leaders went on for around half an hour and they discussed a variety of issues including the current political scenario in general and in Kashmir, about the upcoming elections and country’s economic situation.