Supreme Court rejects Chidambaram's bail plea in INX Media case
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed P Chidambaram's appeal made against the Delhi High Court's order of rejecting his anticipatory bail in INX Media case.
The apex body advised him to file a regular bail plea before an appropriate court. The Court said that the petition became infructuous since he was arrested on August 21.
Kapil Sibal, arguing for P Chidambaram, said that if the arrest had taken place and he had filed it later, the petition against Delhi High Court would be infructuous. He said that he had a right under law to be heard.
Kapil Sibal mentioned that the petition was filed earlier Supreme Court but it was not listed which is why no hearing could be done on it.
Chidambaram’s counsel Kapil Sibal, himself a former Minister in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, told the Apex Court that despite the court’s order, the petition challenging CBI’s remand order of P Chidambaram in connection with INX-Media case hasn’t been listed for hearing today.
The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearances granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs. 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.