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Delhi High Court to hear bail plea of Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram   | Photo Credit: R. V. Moorthy

Former Union Minister is facing ED’s money laundering case related to INX Media

The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday hear a plea by former Union Minister P. Chidambaram seeking anticipatory bail in the Enforcement Directorate’s money laundering case related to INX Media.

The plea claimed that the 72-year-old apprehends arrest because of the circumstances under which the ED has arrested chartered accountant S. Bhaskararaman in the case and the CBI had arrested his son Karti Chidambaram. The petition said that though no summons has ever been served to him by the ED in this case, he has an apprehension of arrest in view of the summons issued to him by the CBI, which is investigating the scheduled offence.

Mr. Chidambaram said the ED had also opposed his anticipatory bail plea in another case relating to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval in relation to the Aircel-Maxis case and “it cannot be ruled out that the ED may also summon him and/or illegally arrest him even without issuing summons.” A trial court here on Monday granted him protection from arrest till August 7 in the Aircel-Maxis case.

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