INX Media Case: SC Extends Chidambaram's CBI Custody
Justice R Banumathi and A S Bopanna directed the CBI to file its response on Chidamabaram’s plea challenging the non-bailable warrant issued against him and subsequent orders of the trial court remanding him in the CBI custody.
During the hearing, senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for Chidambaram told the court that the Congress leader should be placed under house arrest and not be sent to Tihar jail. “He is a 74-year-old man, put him under house arrest, no prejudice will be caused to anyone,” Sibal told, news agency ANI reported. Chidambaram has been subjected to custodial interrogation by the CBI for 11 days since his arrest on August 21, after the Delhi High Court on August 20 dismissed his anticipatory bail plea.
Supreme Court asks Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram to approach the concerned court for interim protection. Also orders that he be not sent to Tihar Jail and if trial court rejects his bail plea, his CBI custody will be extended till Thursday. pic.twitter.com/FYScQ4pvKB— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2019