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INX Media case LIVE updates: SC to continue hearing tomorrow

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The Supreme Court (SC) is all set to hear senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram’s pleas against the Delhi High Court’s order rejecting his anticipatory bail in connection with the INX Media corruption case today.

The apex court will also hear senior Congress leader’s fresh plea in which he has challenged the arrest warrant issued against him and the trial court’s order remanding him in CBI custody till Monday.

Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21 and was produced before a trial court on August 22, which remanded him to four-day CBI custody till August 26.

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4:30 PM

2:20 PM

Hearing resumes

 

1:32 PM

SC to resume hearing after lunch

 

1:30 PM

‘Show one bank account or property linked to Chidambaram’

Continuing his arguments, Sibal said what is happening is media trial and challenged the ED to show as it had claimed, even one bank account or property linked to Chidambaram. He added that the documents are in a sealed cover only to prejudice the court against the petitioner and was violative of rights under Article 21.

 

1:20 PM

1:00 PM

Investigation should not be turned into witchhunt: Chidamabram’s counsel

P Chidambaram’s counsel Kapil Sibal has slammed the Enforcement Directorate for sensationalising information in the case but not asking any questions to P Chidambaram regarding the matter.

“ED says these monies are proceeds of crime as INX paid bribe but there is no evidence that it came from INX. Even now that he is in CBI custody. Total 26.5 hours of examination and no specific questions about the transaction. FIR was filed in 2018. We are in August 2019 now. Sealed cover documents only intended to prejudice the court against the petitioner,” Sibal said.

“Trying to leak information to the media sensationalise the proceeding. The investigation should not be turned into a witchhunt and media trial,” Sibal added.

 

12:45 PM

12:30 PM

Case dairies cannot be used as evidence in case: Kapil Sibal

P Chidambaram’s counsel Kapil Sibal says that the case diaries cannot be used as evidence at this stage, adding that it can only be seen by court to keep a tab on the investigations. He stressed on the fact that it cannot be used as evidence for custody remand.

“Case diaries can only be seen by the court to see whether the investigation is being done on the right lines. Can’t be used as evidence on custody remand stage,” Sibal said.

12:20 PM

12:15 PM

Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging Delhi HC order

The Supreme Court has dismissed senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s appeal against Delhi High court order denying anticipatory bail in the CBI case. It is yet another big blow for the former finance minister.

 

12:00 PM

Supreme Court begins hearing.

 

10:45 AM

Chidambaram’s case delayed in SC over procedural hurdles

P Chidambaram’s plea in the Supreme Court has been delayed due to procedural hurdles. The appeal against CBI remand has not been listed as registry did not get clearance from Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. Justice Banumathi says will get clarification by the time the case comes up for hearing.

 

10:30 AM

Karti and Nalini Chidambaram reach SC

P Chidamabaram’s son Karti and wife Nalini Chidambaram have entered court 7 where his pleas will be heard. Kapil Sibal reaches also reaches courtroom for urgent mentioning of the case.

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