In a big relief to veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram, the Supreme Court has granted the former Finance Minister and the Congress stalwart a bail in the INX Media case.
After having him lodged in the Tihar Jail for over 100 days, the court granted bail on a bond of Rs 2 lakh with two sureties each and asked Chidambaram not to leave the country without permission.
Nevertheless, soon after his release, Twitter trended with #PChidambaram and #SatyamevaJayate as the former Finance Minister's supporters took to the micro-blogging site to share their share of contentment.
Meanwhile Bhakts & Godi Media⤵ pic.twitter.com/rPfId5rm6s— Zoya (@RangDeTiranga) December 4, 2019
I welcome the Honourable SC's decision to grant bail to former Central Minister and senior Congress leader and my mentor Shri @PChidambaram_IN ji.December 4, 2019
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said Chidambaram's incarceration was "vengeful and vindictive", while expressing confidence that he will be able to prove his innocence in a fair trial. Congress colleague Abhishek Manu Singhvi described the ruling as "excellent light after a rather long tunnel".