INX Media case: P Chidambaram sent to Tihar jail till Sept 19

The special CBI court on Thursday sent former finance minister P Chidambaram to judicial custody till September 19 in connection with the INX media case. Chidambaram has already spent 15 days in CBI custody. He will now be sent to Tihar jail in the national capital. The former minister was arrested by the CBI on August 21 night after the court rejected his anticipatory bail plea.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had refused to grant the former Union minister pre-arrest bail in the INX Media case. In partial relief to Chidambaram and his son Karti, a Delhi court, earlier today, granted the father-son duo anticipatory bail in the cases lodged by CBI and ED in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Granting relief, Special Judge O P Saini directed them to join the probe in the cases. “In event of arrest, they can be released on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of like amount. The accused are directed to join the investigation”.

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