The Supreme Court grants bail to Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate. The court has granted bail on a bond of Rs 2 lakh with two sureties each and asked Mr Chidambaram not to leave the country without permission. Mr Chidambaram who was in custody for 106 days,has also been ordered not to make public statements or press interviews in connection to the case. On November 28, the top court had reserved the order on the petition filed by former finance minister Chidambaram, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.
The High Court on November 15 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 offense. CBI had registered a corruption case in this regard in May 2017.
Here are the Updates of the top court verdict on P Chidambaram's bail plea:
P Chidambaram, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court in the INX Media money-laundering case,will be in parliament tomorrow at 11 am, his son Karti told NDTV." itemprop="description
Mr P Chidambaram's 106 day incarceration was vengeful & vindictive. I'm glad that the SC has granted him bail. I'm confident that he will be able to prove his innocence in a fair trial.- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 4, 2019
They will take the SC order to lower court and submit the sureties & bail bonds there, then the order to release him from jail will be issued. He will be released once we get the release order, Sandeep Goel, DG Tihar prison said.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted, "But justice delayed is justice denied. This should have been granted much earlier. Nothing is different from three months ago."
P Chidambaram was first arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case and was granted bail by the top court on October 22.
P Chidambaram has been ordered by the Supreme Court not to temper with the evidence and neither influence the witnesses. He should also not give press interviews or make make public statements in connection with this case.
Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, son of P Chidambaram arrives at the residence of Kapil Sibal (one of the lawyers representing P Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case). Supreme Court will pronounce the order on P Chidambaram's petition seeking bail in the case, today. pic.twitter.com/Nc8KJUH2Ki- ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2019