The Delhi High Court today allowed a plea by the CBI for taking on record additional submissions in the anticipatory bail plea of former Union Minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX media case. Justice Sunil Gaur took the submissions on record and again reserved the order on the anticipatory bail of the senior Congress leader.
The court had earlier, on January 25, reserved its order on Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea in the cases lodged by the probe agency and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
In the INX Media case, the CBI had registered an FIR in May 2017 alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of 305 crore rupees in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as the Finance Minister. The ED had lodged a money laundering case in this regard last year.