HC: PC not flight risk but can’t get bail as he may fix witnesses
Clarify position on Shivakumar’s bail plea, HC tells ED
Former finance minister P Chidambaram will remain in jail for now after the Delhi high court on Monday dismissed his bail plea, saying it could not rule out the possibility that he may influence witnesses once out.
Justice Suresh Kait relied on a “sealed cover” input by the CBI which said that two accused in the INX Media corruption case were asked not to disclose any information against Chidambaram and son Karti.
The HC said that even though Chidambaram was not a “flight risk” and there was no chance of him tampering with evidence, “the fact that he will not influence witnesses directly or indirectly cannot be ruled out in view of above facts”.
Interestingly, when Kait began reading out the judgment, hopes of Chidambaram’s supporters and his legal team rose as the court acknowledged
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high court asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday to clear its position on the bail plea of Karnataka Congress member D K Shivakumar in a money-laundering case. Shivakumar, arrested by the ED in a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, had last week moved the HC challenging the trial court’s order denying him bail.
The HC issued notice to the agency asking it to file a status report and listed the matter for further hearing on October 14.
Meanwhile, the court reserved its order on another plea by Shivakumar, seeking a copy of his statements recorded by the ED in the money-laundering case.
how he had been a “strong finance minister and home minister and presently, member of Indian Parliament”.
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