INX Media case: Delhi HC Extends interim protection to Chidambaram

The Delhi High Court (HC) on August 1 has extended the interim protection from arrest given to former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram till September 28, on his pleas seeking anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case.

An anticipatory bail plea was filed by Chidambaram seeking protection from arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The matter was mentioned before Justice A K Pathak, who asked the ED to file a reply within four weeks.

Senior advocates Dayan Krishnan, Pramod Kumar Dubey, Mohit Mathur and Ramesh Gupta appeared for Chidambaram in connection with the INX case.

The court had on May 31 granted interim protection from arrest to Chidambaram and had directed the ED not to take any step against him in the INX Media case till today.

Chidambaram is probed for alleged irregularities that took place in 2007 when he was the finance minister. Chidambaram and his son Kartik have been under the scanner of the CBI and ED in connection with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance granted to INX Media for receiving funds from abroad worth Rs 305 crore.

Former Union minister is also being probed for his alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis case.