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CBI court extends Chidambaram's custody till August 30

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram was Monday produced before a Delhi Court on expiry of his four-day CBI custody in the INX Media corruption case. Stay with our LIVE UPDATES for Chidambaram hearing in Delhi Court:

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New Delhi Updated on: August 26, 2019 17:36 IST
CBI seeks the court to extend Chidambaram's custody for five more days.
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CBI seeks the court to extend Chidambaram's custody for five more days.

P Chidambaram will be subjected to further custodial interrogation for four days by the CBI in the INX Media case as a Delhi Court Monday sent him to the agency's custody till August 30. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar accepted the CBI demand CBI that Chidambaram's custodial interrogation was required.

Chidambaram was produced in the court on expiry of his four-day CBI custody which was granted to the agency on August 22.

Here's what transpired in CBI court today

5. 10 PM: CBI court extends Chidambaram's custody till August 30

5.08 PM: Tushar Mehta explains to the court of the hurdles . "Whenever officials ask him questions about rules of FIPB clearances,  Chidamabaram responds he will have to look at that rule. And then he reads it for an hour."

5.00 PM: Kapil Sibal is discussing things with P Chidambaram following the judge's permission. 

4.49 PM: Kapil Sibal opposes the extension of CBI remand, questions agency where is the evidence of the 5 million USD that it claimed has been paid as kickback. Let the CBI first show something concrete before asking for an extension, argues Sibal.

4.40 PM: Tushar Mehta informs the CBI judge that ED has filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court, sharing some information regarding scheduled offences. CBI needs to further interrogate him in this regard, adds SG. 

4.30 PM: Judge asks Tushar Mehta what result of four days of Chidambaram's custody.  

4.20 PM: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for CBI, asks for five more days of custody. Mehta says he has been confronted with some documents, witnesses but require more time.

Also Read: Supreme Court extends Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest till tomorrow

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Chidambaram was produced before the court after the Supreme Court refused to entertain his plea challenging the Delhi High Court order which had dismissed his anticipatory bail plea in the corruption case lodged by the CBI arising out of the INX Media scam.

He was brought before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar by the CBI which sought an extension of Chidambaram's custodial interrogation by five days.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Additional Solicitor General K N Natrajan are arguing for CBI and said there were sufficient grounds for extension of his custodial interrogation as he was interrogated from August 23-26 and was confronted with a co-accused.

The confrontation with co-accused is not complete, the prosecutors said and placed before the court a file containing email exchanges between the accused persons.

"We need five days of custody of Chidambaram as the confrontation with co-accused will continue to unearth larger conspiracy," Mehta contended

 

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