INX case: SC to hear PC’s bail plea on Oct 15

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Fri­day is­sued no­tice to CBI, ask­ing it to re­spond to P Chi­dambaram’s plea seek­ing bail in the INX Me­dia case and posted the case for Oc­to­ber 15, which means the for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter will re­main in Ti­har jail at least till then.

In a very brief hear­ing, a bench of jus­tices R Banu­mathi and Hr­ishikesh Roy asked so­lic­i­tor gen­eral Tushar Me­hta, ap­pear­ing for CBI, to file its re­sponse to Chi­dambaram’s plea. Chi­dambaram, who is lodged in Ti­har Jail un­der ju­di­cial cus­tody, has moved the top court chal­leng­ing the Septem­ber 30 ver­dict of the Delhi HC which had dis­missed his plea seek­ing bail in the case. He has been in cus­tody since his ar­rest by CBI on Au­gust 21.

Chi­dambaram in his plea al­leged that the Delhi HC had erred by re­ly­ing upon “anony­mous and un­ver­i­fied al­le­ga­tions” while re­ject­ing his bail plea on Septem­ber 30. The HC had dis­missed his bail plea say­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions were at an ad­vanced stage and the pos­si­bil­ity of his in­flu­enc­ing wit­nesses could not be ruled out.

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