• Thursday, February 02, 2023

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Indian Minister Sent To CBI Custody In INX Media Case

(Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna NS

AN Indian court Monday (2) extended the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram by one day in the INX Media corruption case.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar will hear on Tuesday (3) the interim bail plea of Congress leader Chidambaram.

Chidambaram, 73, was produced before the court on the expiry of his three-day CBI custody which was granted on August 30.

The CBI, country’s federal probe agency opposed any relief to Chidambaram in the case and sought an extension of his custodial interrogation by one day.

He was produced in the court where senior advocate Kapil Sibal moved an interim bail application of Chidambaram, who was arrested on the night of August 21.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought time to reply to Chidambaram’s interim bail plea and said that notice be issued to CBI as it is statutorily required.

“All citizens have to be treated equally,” Mehta said, adding that personal liberty of every citizen is equal.

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