The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order of granting bail to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX media case.
On October 22, the top court granted bail to P Chidambaram in alleged connection with the INX media case registered by the CBI.
The top court had noted that the charge sheet has been filed against P Chidambaram and other co-accused on October 18, 2019, and he is in custody from August 21, 2019 -- for about two months but the co-accused were already granted bail.
However, P Chidambaram is still lodged at the Tihar jail and is currently in the custody of Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX media case till October 30.
The ED which is probing the money laundering charges against the leader had arrested him on October 16, following which he was remanded in custody by a special court.
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 P Chidambaram when he was the Finance Minister.