New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram appealed to the SC against the High Court rejecting his bail request last week. Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation from his house on August 21 in the INX Media case. Chidambaram was arrested by the ED in a related money laundering case as well before he got bail in the CBI case on October 22.
Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal mentioned PC’s request for bail as soon as a three-judge bench led by CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde started the day. CJ responded to the request: “Tomorrow or day after.”
HC’s Order: Delhi HC took suo moto cognisance of newspaper reports claiming that parts of earlier judgements of it & SC featured in its order dismissing bail plea of Cong leader Chidambaram in INX Media case. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, who wrote the order in PC’s case, directed the editors of The Hindu & The Indian Express to publish a clarification on the issue.