SC grants bail to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in INX Media case

P Chidambaram (file image)

The Supreme Court has granted bail to senior Congress leader and former FM P Chidambaram in the INX Media case under the CBI.

The top court said that P Chidambaram can be released provided he is not arrested in any other case and on the personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. He also has to make himself available for interrogation.

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A bench headed by Justice R. Banumathi set aside the Delhi High Court’s verdict on September 30 denying bail to Chidambaram in the case.

In his petition in the Supreme Court, Chidambaram said: “His continuing incarceration is in the form of punishment as his custody can neither be taken nor is required for the purpose of investigation.”

SC had denied the congress leader bail on the basis of Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta’s submissions that two material witnesses were “approached” and told not to disclose information about him or his son.

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