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Chidambaram INX Media Case highlights:SC lets P Chidambaram stay in CBI custody to avoid Tihar jail for now

P Chidambaram Plea’s INX Media Case highlights: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested by the CBI in INX Media Case,will be produced in Supreme Court today. The Congress leader’s CBI custody was extended till today.

By HT Correspondent | Sep 03, 2019 18:04 IST

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday avoided the prospect of being sent to Tihar jail in the INX Media case immediately. As his CBI custody ended and his lawyers feared that he may be sent to jail, they made two requests: that he be placed under house arrest; or that he continue to stay in the custody of CBI.

An hour after the Supreme Court ordered that Chidambaram will remain in the CBI custody till September 5, the trial court also obeyed the SC order, resulting in extension of Chidambaram’s CBI custody till Thursday.

The Congress leader was arrested on August 21 by CBI after the Supreme Court didn’t accept his request to urgently hear his petition for anticipatory bail in the INX Media case.

Highlights:

4:00 pm IST

Trial court hearing ends, Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till Sept 5

Hearing in the trial court ends.P Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till September, as directed by SC bench led by Justice Bhanumathi. .

3:49 pm IST

Renotify interim bail moved by us on September 5: Chidambaram’s lawyers

Chidambaram’s lawyers requests for renotification of the interim bail moved by their team on September 5 because they are not pressing today for it today.

In view of the Supreme court order, special judge of CBI court Ajay Kumar Kuhar extended CBI custody till September 5

3:49 pm IST

Chidambaram’s team would not press for interim bail: SG tells court

SG Tushar Mehta says that he has circulated an application for modification. “They (defence) have made a statement that they would not press for interim bail and the court has directed that the custody will continue till the 5,” Mehta told the judge.

3:34 pm IST

Chidambaram produced in trial court

P Chidambaram has been produced in trial court at Rouse Avenue.

2:22 pm IST

SC allows Chidambaram to stay in CBI custody to avoid Tihar jail for now

The Supreme Court has maintained status quo in the INX media case and allowed Chidambaram to stay in CBI’s custody. Justice Banumathi tells Sibal, Singhvi that they shouldn’t press the bail application before the trial court. The senior lawyers agree they will wait till September 5.

2:20 pm IST

Had wrong information about ending of Chidambaram’s custody: SG 

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informs the court that he had wrong information about ending of Chidambaram’s custody and that the maximum custody deadline ends today. Chidambaram’s lawyers Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi ask the court to allow the correct position be recorded in the court order.

2:18pm IST

SC allows Chidambaram to stay in CBI custody to avoid Tihar jail for now

Justice Banumathi says the court isn’t inclined to hear the matter at length today. “Let the interim order continue for two more days,” says the judge.

2:15 pm IST

Hearing begins at SC

Supreme Court resumes hearing in the INX media case.

10:00 am IST

SC to hear Chidambaram’s petition today

Congress leader P Chidambaram’s CBI custody was extended till today. Supreme Court is set to hear his petition.