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Delhi HC seeks response from ED on Chidambaram bail plea

File reply within a week: HC

The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the response of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a bail plea of senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money-laundering case.

Justice Suresh Kait asked the agency to file its reply within a week.

In the bail plea, Mr. Chidambaram has contended that the ED registered the Enforcement Case Information Report under Section 3 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, solely based on the CBI’s FIR.

“The captioned ECIR is a reproduction of the subject FIR and the petitioner [Mr. Chidambaram] is neither named as an accused nor as a suspect therein. There is no allegation against the petitioner in the body of the captioned ECIR,” the plea said.

It further contended that all the evidence is documentary and in the custody of investigating agencies, hence it cannot be tampered with by Mr. Chidambaram.

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