Chidambaram sent to Tihar jail in INX Media case for 14 days

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@ Amit Poswal | Sr Journalist

Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram was sent to Tihar jail in the corruption charges. He will be kept in Tihar jail till September 19 in the INX Media case. Delhi Court declined to accept his request to free him on bail. It was an offer high on symbolism, particularly since the Supreme Court had already rejected his request for pre-arrest bail in the INX Media case being investigated by the ED.

In a last-ditch effort to convince the judge to keep Chidambaram out of Tihar jail, his legal team had minutes earlier even offered his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate which could take him into custody to question him. With the top court’s order in its favor, the Enforcement Directorate can arrest him any time. But the ED has decided against making its move today. That left Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar with only two options: Either release Chidambaram on bail or remand him in judicial custody.

Considering the facts and circumstances of the case, nature of offenses, stage of the investigation, the accused is remanded to judicial custody,” the judge ordered. Live Updates: Delhi court sends P Chidambaram to Tihar jail till Sept 19 in INX Media case. Chidambaram has Z-security, the court directed that he be kept in a separate cell. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assured that there will be adequate security for Mr. Chidambaram in the jail.

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