INX case: Delhi HC grants P Chidambaram interim protection till July 3

P Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 31: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram has been granted interim protection from arrest in the INX Media case till July 3 by the Delhi High Court on Thursday 

Justice A.K. Pathak asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) not to take any coercive action against Chidambaram till July 3, the next date of hearing.

The court has also directed the probe agency to file response on Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea.

His son Karti Chidambaram was held on February 28, for allegedly taking money to facilitate Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media in 2007 when his father was the Union Finance Minister. Later, Karti was granted bail.

On Wednesday, a special court granted interim protection to P. Chidambaram from arrest till June 5 in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

Earlier, the court granted interim protection to Karti Chidambaram from arrest till July 10 in the same case.

The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate are investigating how Karti Chidambaram managed to get a clearance from the FIPB in the Aircel-Maxis deal when his father  was the Finance Minister in 2006.


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