PC ‘logs out’ from Tihar, in ED custody

New Delhi: A Special court on Thursday sent former Union finance minister P Chidambaram to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in connection with its probe into the INX Media money laundering case.

The ED had arrested him yesterday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also allowed an application filed by Chidambaram seeking western toilet, home-cooked food, medicine and a separate cell. On August 21, he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the charges of corruption in the same case. He was produced before the court today at the end of his judicial remand in Tihar jail.

In the CBI case, the court extended his judicial custody in Tihar jail till October 24. The former union minister was in Tihar Jail since September 5.

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Chidambaram moved a Delhi court seeking certain facilities for his time in custody. This includes lodging at CBI office or other similar place, security, home-cooked food, western toilet, medicines and spectacles and family visits.