23
Thursday
January 2020
3:53 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
INX Media: SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter
 
New Delhi: Congress leader and former union finance minister P Chidambaram was on Friday granted protection from arrest by the Supreme Court till August 26 in the money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate in the INX Media case.

However, Chidambaram will continue to be in custody as the apex court, did not intervene in the CBI case in which he has been sent for custodial interrogation of the agency till Monday.

A bench comprising justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna posted both the matters for hearing on Monday, August 26.

The hearing witnessed heated exchange of words between prosecution counsel and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and senior advocate and Chidambaram's party colleagues Kapil Sibal and A M Singhvi.

SG Mehta vehemently opposed the order granting protection from arrest to Chidambaram in the money laundering case registered by the ED.

The apex court was hearing two separate petitions filed by Chidambaram challenging the Delhi High Court August 20 verdict by which his anticipatory bail was dismissed in the cases registered by both the agencies-- CBI and ED.

In the CBI case, a special court on Thursday sent Chidambaram for custodial interrogation after he was arrested on the night of August 21.

Mehta said that Chidambaram cannot be arrested in the ED case till Monday as he is already in the custody of the CBI and a person cannot be arrested simultaneously by two agencies.

Chidambaram, who was Union home minister and also finance minister during the UPA rule from 2004 to 2014, was arrested on Wednesday night after he failed to get protection from the Supreme Court, which did not list for an urgent hearing his appeal against the Delhi High Court verdict dismissing his anticipatory bail plea on Tuesday.

The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as the finance minister.

Thereafter, the ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2018.


India falls to 51st position in EIU's Democracy Index
Plea filed in Delhi HC seeking contempt proceedings against 'Chhapaak' makers
Centre moves SC seeking 7-day deadline for hanging death row convicts
Court modifies Azad''s bail order, allows him to visit Delhi for medical, election purposes
Despite protests, CAA will not be withdrawn: Amit Shah
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal files nomination after waiting for over 6 hours: AAP
Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses death row convict''s plea claiming juvenility
No right to live in India if you can't accept Vande Mataram: Pratap Sarangi
Impossible to provide proof of religious persecution under CAA: Assam Min Himanta Biswa
Real problem in country is unemployment, not population: Owaisi
Don't do politics over Nirbhaya case: Kejriwal to BJP
Will probe Digvijaya's phone-tapping claims: Maha minister
Owaisi hits out at Bipin Rawat on "de-radicalisation" comments
Owaisi hits out at Bipin Rawat on "de-radicalisation" comments
Eye on 2021 WB assembly polls, BJP re-elects Dilip Ghosh as state chief
Soldier killed, 3 injured as avalanche hits army post in Kargil
HP cabinet expansion after appointment of Nadda as BJP's national president: CM
India's way not to be disruptive, it is decider rather than abstainer: Jaishankar
Budget Session of Parliament to commence on Jan 31
Protests held at several DU colleges against CAA
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Want to make film on Chandragupta Maurya: Kangana Ranaut
 Patna: Actor Kangana Ranaut has expressed her desire to make a movie on Chandragupta, the shepherd-  
Karanvir Bohra's 'The Casino' starts filming
Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein biopic lands at Netflix
Want to do age-appropriate roles: Saif Ali Khan
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses
 Washington: The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump opened with fireworks Tuesda
Trump 'would have loved' to have met Thunberg at Davos
China''s ex-Interpol chief sentenced to over 13 years in prison for corruption
Thousands of missing persons during Lanka''s civil war are ''dead'': President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
KERALA NEWS
Kerala set to get two fab labs
 Kochi: Kerala will get two new fab labs this weekend when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurate
Sabarimala pilgrimage season ends peacefully
Mortal remains of Keralites to bring back quickly, says Union Minister V Muraleedharan
Kerala govt will continue fight against CAA: Minister
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2020 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.