Delhi court extends Chidambaram's judicial custody in INX Media case till December 11


NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram till December 11 in connection with the INX Media money laundering case which is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Chidambaram is currently lodged in Tihar jail under judicial custody after the ED arrested him last month in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.
Chidambaram was presented before the court at the end of his judicial custody on Wednesday.
Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar passed the order after the ED sought an extension of Chidambaram’s judicial custody by 14 days, saying the probe is on.
On 15 November, the High Court had dismissed his bail plea and observed that prima facie allegations against him were serious in nature and he played an "active and key role" in the offence. Thereafter, he approached the Supreme Court challenging the order.
Chidambaram was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case.
However, he was granted bail by the Supreme Court in that case on October 22, but he could not be released from the jail since ED arrested him on October 16 in money laundering case related to the same matter.
The case pertains to an FIR registered by the CBI for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 by Chidambaram when he was the Finance Minister. Thereafter, a case was registered by the ED.
With inputs from Agency

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