Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi visit Chidambaram in Tihar Jail
New Delhi : Hours before the Supreme Court is set to hear the bail petition of P Chidambaram on Wednesday, Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paid him a visit at the Tihar Jail in Delhi.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had visited P Chidambaram in the jail in September.
Former Finance Minister of India P Chidambaram has been lodged in jail since September 5 in his alleged connection with the INX media case. The 74-year-old Rajya Sabha member was arrested by CBI from his house on August 21 in the INX Media case for alleged corruption.
Post that he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on October 16 in a related money laundering case. The leader had received bail from the CBI case and on Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear his bail petition against the arrest by ED.
The former finance minister was sent to Tihar jail on September 5 at the end of his custodial interrogation by CBI. His first stint in Tihar was for 14 days after which the CBI court in Delhi on September 20, extended his judicial custody by two more weeks. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar had remanded Chidambaram to custody until October 3.
Chidambaram has been allotted a single high-security cell inside Tihar.