New Delhi, July 3: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday extended former union minister P Chidambaram’s interim protection from arrest till August 1 in connection with the INX media case.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the court it wants to conduct the custodial interrogation of Chidambaram and sought more time to file a response on his anticipatory bail plea.
Congress leader and senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the judge has fixed August 1 to file a rejoinder in the matter.
“The next date of hearing is August 1. On the next hearing a reply and rejoinder will be filed in the matter,” Singhvi told media.
The development comes a month after the Congress leader was questioned by the probe agency on June 6.
Prior to this on May 31, Chidambaram was granted interim protection from arrest by the CBI until July 3 in the INX Media case.
The former Union Minister had on May 30 moved the anticipatory bail plea in the High Court in connection with the case, stating that he would “cooperate in the investigation.”
Chidambaram has been under the scanner of probing agencies-CBI and Enforcement Directorate, in connection with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance of Rs 305 crore given to INX Media.