New Delhi: Major developments took place on Friday in the INX Media case that has reached the Supreme Court.
The apex court today heard two pleas filed by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s counsel of lawyers in connection to a money-laundering probe against him in the INX Media case.
Chidambaram, who is in the CBI custody till Monday, August 26, 2019, filed a petition in Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order quashing his anticipatory bail- which led to his late Wednesday night arrest.
The Supreme Court bench adjourned the hearing in the matter till Monday, August 26, 2019, and proceeded to hear arguments against the Enforcement Directorate.
Kapil Sibal in Supreme Court argued, “After arguments were over, Solicitor General gave a note to Justice Gaur, the HC judge. We were not given chance to reply on that.”
To which, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta retorted, “Don’t make false statements, I didn’t give it after the arguments were over.” Sibal then said, “Have stated on oath.”
Then Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, “There are pieces of evidence in the form of digital documents, email exchanges. Corruption money has traveled through money laundering. He had at least 10 properties and 17 bank accounts abroad, what we have found so far. ”
The Supreme Court bench then adjourned the proceedings for the day and also granted interim protection from arrest by ED to Chidambaram till Monday.
A special CBI court on Thursday sent Chidambaram to a four-day CBI custody as sought by the investigation agency to interrogate the senior Congress leader in a money laundering case.
The former Finance Minister is accused of granting FIPB clearance for foreign direct investment (FDI) to INX Media when he was the Finance Minister during the UPA government, in exchange for alleged bribes paid to his son Karti Chidambaram.