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