INX case: HC extends interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram till 1st Aug

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday extended the interim protection from arrest to former union minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case till 1st of August.

Justice A K Pathak, who had earlier granted the interim protection till today, extended the relief to Mr Chidambaram by one more month.

The high court had on May 31 asked the senior Congress leader to join questioning and cooperate in the investigation as and when called by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The senior Congress leader’s role has come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal of 3,500 crore rupees and INX Media case involving 305 crore rupees.

It was during his tenure as finance minister in the UPA-1 regime that Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance was granted to the two ventures in which alleged irregularities have been found.

Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram was also arrested in the matter on February 28 for allegedly receiving funds to the tune of 10 lakh rupees in the case. He was granted bail on March 23.

The other accused in the case include then INX Media Director Indrani Mukerjea and then INX News Director Peter Mukerjea.

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