P Chidambarams CBI custody extended till today


first_imgNew Delhi: After arguments that created confusion in a Special court here on Monday, the court ordered that P Chidambaram’s CBI custody in the INX Media case be extended for one day, till he is produced before the court on September 3, after the Supreme Court of India hears his plea against the agency’s remand on the same day.Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also issued a notice to the CBI, directing it to file a response to Chidambaram’s interim bail plea on Tuesday, when the court will hear the matter. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsSolicitor-General Tushar Mehta had argued in court that he was handed a copy of the interim bail plea only after the hearing commenced and sought 10 days’ time to respond to the application. Earlier on Monday, an Apex court bench of justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna had ordered that Chidambaram’s team should approach the trial court in the INX case for interim relief and that if the lower court rejected the plea, Chidambaram’s CBI custody should be extended by three days, after which it would hear the matter on September 5. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayHowever, when Sibal cited this order to move the interim bail plea in the trial court later in the day, Mehta, appearing for the CBI said that the agency should be given time to respond to the bail plea. This led to confusion in the courtroom with respect to the interpretation of the Supreme Court order, with Sibal arguing that the interim bail plea should be decided on Monday itself and Mehta seeking up to 10 days’ time to respond to the plea “in full detail”. Mehta also requested the court to extend Chidambaram’s CBI remand by one day. The SG noted that after the initial order was passed by the Apex court, he had mentioned to a bench led by Justice Banumathi that the CBI matter be listed for hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, to which the court agreed and ordered that CBI could approach the lower court for extension of custody by one day.last_img read more