P Chidambaram INX Media Case Live Updates: After much anticipation, the Supreme Court Wednesday listed former finance minister P Chidambaram’s bail plea, seeking protection from arrest, for Friday. A day before, the Delhi High Court rejected Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail in the INX Media case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI have issued a look out notice against Chidambaram. Earlier in the day, both investigative agencies filed a caveat against the former finance minister in the top court. The delay in the process of listing the matter occurred after the Registrar pointed out some defects in the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Sibal. However, after clearing the defects, the case was still not listed by the court. The top court said the defects in the petition had been removed "just now" and it "cannot be listed for hearing today itself".
Meanwhile, Sibal informed the bench that the investigative agency had issued a lookout notice against his client and assured the court that Chidambaram will not run away. "My client is not going to run away. A lookout notice has been issued against him…we will give an undertaking that he is not going anywhere," Sibal told the court.
The CBI team Wednesday visited the former finance minister’s house for the second time in the last 24 hours. The probe agency left the premises after confirming that Chidambaram was not present at his Jor Bagh residence. At around 6.30 pm Tuesday, the CBI officers reached Chidambaram’s residence but left soon after questioning the occupants. Later, a team from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) also came to the residence and left after a few minutes. After failing to find Chidambaram at his residence, the CBI issued a notice to the former finance minister asking him to appear before the investigation officer within two hours .