The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended former Union minister and Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest till January 15 next year in the Central Bureau of Investigation's INX Media corruption case.
Chidambaram in May earlier this year had approached the trial court for protection from arrest in Aircel-Maxis case before approaching the Delhi High Court in connection with the INX Media case.
Both Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram has come under the scanner of both the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI. In the INX Media case, the CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, against alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 3.05 billion in 2007 when Chidambaram was finance minister.
Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram was also arrested in the matter for allegedly receiving funds to the tune of Rs 1 million in the case.
The other accused in the case include then INX Media Director Indrani Mukerjea and then INX News Director Peter Mukerjea.