India: SC to Hear Chidambaram's Appeal Against HC's Order Denying Early Security | India News

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court to hear Monday pleadings of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram challenging the decision of the Delhi High Court that denied him an early release on bail for money laundering and bribery cases.
A court presided over by Judge R Banumathi must also hear a new appeal from Chidambaram in which he challenged the arrest warrant issued against him and the order of the court of first instance remanding him in custody of CBI until his arrest. to Monday in the INX Media corruption case.
On Friday, the Supreme Court granted arrest protection until Monday in Chidambaram in the case of money laundering brought by the Enforcement Branch .
The court asked ED to respond to Chidambaram's request and ordered that the three cases be listed on Monday.
Chidambaram argued that he violated the fundamental right conferred on him by Article 21 of the Constitution, namely that his petition challenging the High Court's decision had not been heard by the Supreme Court 20 and 21 July and that he had been arrested on the evening of August 21. .
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the ED, said the petitioner (Chidambaram) and his party colleagues had said that many "rumors and screams" and "political harvests" were mentioned. that this is a case of money laundering of a monumental scale ".
CBI recorded a statement by Indrani Mukherjea, who will be tested at trial, claiming that she and her husband Peter went to Chidambaram for FIPB approval and that she asked them to take care of her. son, "Mehta had argued.
The CBI had registered a RIP on 15 May 2017, alleging irregularities in authorizations Foreign Investment Promotion Board granted to the INX Media Group for receiving overseas funds in the amount of 305 million rupees in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure. Minister of Finances.
Subsequently, the ED introduced a money laundering case in 2017.
Chidambaram was arrested on 21 August in the evening by the CBI, near his residence in Jor Bagh, and was presented in court on August 22. placed him in custody for four days at IWC until August 26.

This article appeared first (in English) on THE TIMES OF INDIA