The apex court on Thursday reserved its order in the matter, after hearing senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, and Mehta, appearing for the ED, for four days. The court said it would pronounce its order on September 5 and until then the protective cover from arrest by the ED for Chidambaram would continue.
‘Good news’ for Indrani
“His (Chidambaram) arrest is good news. He is now cornered”- Indrani Mukerjea, approver in the case against P Chidambaram and his son Karti.
The former Union Minister continues to remain the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Though his custody with CBI ends on Friday, Chidambaram through his counsels told the apex court that was ready to remain in the custody of probe agency till September 2. The court, however, refused to comment on the same.
A two-judge Bench of the apex court is hearing a plea moved by Chidambaram, who has challenged the August 20 judgment of the Delhi High Court, which denied him anticipatory bail in the INX Media corruption and money laundering cases lodged by the CBI and the ED.