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26/08/2019 11:50 AM IST | Updated 26/08/2019 12:01 PM IST

Chidambaram's Plea Against CBI Custody Not Listed In SC, ED Likely To Seek His Arrest

CBI's custody of Chidambaram ends today.

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The Enforcement Directorate is likely to seek P Chidambaram’s arrest and custodial interrogation in its affidavit to the Supreme Court on Monday, Indian Express reported.

The Congress leader’s plea challenging his remand to CBI custody had not been listed for hearing in the Supreme Court despite the court’s order on August 23, his lawyer said on Monday.

An SC bench headed by Justice R Banumathi told Kapil Sibal, who was appearing for Chidambaram, that the plea will be listed for hearing after the registry gets orders from CJI Ranjan Gogoi, PTI reported. 

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CBI arrested Chidambaram in the INX Media money-laundering and corruption cases on the night of August 21 from his Jor Bagh residence in Delhi. He was produced before a trial court the next day and remanded to four-day CBI custody till August 26.

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted him protection from arrest till Monday in the money-laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate. The court had sought replies from ED on Chidambaram’s plea.

The top court was scheduled to hear Chidambaram’s pleas challenging the arrest warrant issued against him and the trial court’s order remanding him to CBI custody till Monday, PTI reports.

The Supreme Court was also supposed to hear the Congress leader’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court order which denied him anticipatory bail.

The case

The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearances granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.

Thereafter, the ED lodged a money-laundering case in 2017.

(With PTI inputs)