Chidambaram may have to stay in Tihar till Sept 23 High Court Rejects Plea For Home Food
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New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Thursday refused to provide former Union minister P Chidambaram any immediate relief on his bail plea in the INX Media corruption case. Justice Suresh Kait gave CBI seven days to file a status report and posted the matter for September 23, while Chidambaram’s judicial custody ends on September 19.
The HC also rejected the Congress leader’s plea for home-cooked food and permission to meet family members daily. “Sorry, it cannot be given,” the judge said, adding that the same food is available for everyone in prison, and even the 84-year-old OP Chautala, who is serving a10-year term, consumes jail food.
When his lawyers sought an urgent hearing before September 23, the court said they should have approached it earlier.
With the HC in no mood to bring forward the hearing, Chidambaram’s lawyers withdrew a second plea challenging the trial court’s remand order. The high court also questioned why the 73-year-old filed two petitions and ordered that the second petition was “dismissed as withdrawn”.
Meanwhile, the ED informed a special court that it was in the middle of interrogating six persons in the INX Media case and it would seek Chidambaram’s custody at an appropriate time. ED, with the aim of making use of 15 days of remand it is permitted to seek, did not want to pursue Chidambaram’s custody as of now.
On September 5, the former finance minister had filed a petition offering to surrender before the court. Opposing the plea, solicitor general Tushar Mehta said that an accused “could not choose” the date of his arrest and “curtail the discretion” of the investigating agency to choose its own mode and method of investigation.
The court reserved its order for September 13. New Delhi: The ment Directorate questioned Aishwarya, daughter of Karnataka
Congress leader D K Shivakumar, for more than eight hours on Thursday in its money laundering probe.
Shivakumar was arrested on September 3 after four days of questioning. The ED is probing his investments and alleged transactions through some shell companies in Singapore.