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P Chidambaram INX Media Case updates: Ex-FM to be kept at CBI HQ overnight; Karti says 'we will be vindicated eventually'
  • 22:12 (IST)

    We will be vindicated eventually: Karti Chidambaram

    Karti Chidambaram told reporters that his family will take the legal route, and asserted that he and his father "will be vindicated eventually".

  • 22:00 (IST)

    Karti Chidambaram says 'whole thing' done to divert attention from serious issues

    "There is no case... Whole thing is done to divert attention of the people from serious issues," Karti Chidambaram told reporters after his father P Chidambaram was taken away by CBI officials for interrogation in INX Media case.

  • 21:57 (IST)

    What next for P Chidambaram?

    The CBI may or may not start questioning P Chidambaram after taking him to the headquarters. He is likely to be presented before a CBI court on Thursday as the agency has to produce him before a magistrate of a trial court within 24 hours, according to rules.

  • 21:50 (IST)

    CBI takes P Chidambaram into custody

    The CBI has taken P Chidambaram into its custody and will be taking him to the agency headquarters in Delhi, according to reports.

  • 21:43 (IST)

    Police disperse crowd of Congress supporters from outside Chidambaram's residence

    The police have cleared Congress supporters from the road outside Chidambaram's residence. It is speculated that the police is creating a corridor to let CBI take the former finance minister to its headquarters.

  • 21:26 (IST)

    Karti Chidambaram slams 'drama' by probe agencies

    As drama unfolded in Delhi, P Chidambaram's son Karti said in a series of tweets that the ED and CBI actions with respect to the INX Media case were a "political witchhunt", He further said, "The drama and spectacle being enacted by the agencies is to simply sensationalise and satisfy the voyeuristic pleasure of some."

  • 21:22 (IST)

    Singhvi, Sibal inside Chidambaram's residence

    Senior Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Kapil Sibal are at P Chidambaram's residence, where th former minister held a meeting with his lawyers.

  • 21:12 (IST)

    Police, ED teams outside Chidambaram's Jor Bagh home

  • 21:02 (IST)

    CBI team reaches Chidambaram's house, jumps over wall to enter residence

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials jumped the wall of P Chidambaram's residence to get inside the premises. 

  • 20:51 (IST)

    ED, CBI teams leave for Chidambaram's residence

    ED and CBI teams are en route to Chidambaram's Jor Bagh residence.

  • 20:41 (IST)

    Chidambaram arrives at his Delhi residence

    P Chidambaram reached his Jor Bagh residence after giving a media briefing at the Congress headquarters. All eyes are now on the CBI and ED, which had issued lookout circulars against him earlier.

  • 20:30 (IST)

    Chidambaram leaves Congress HQ; CBI fails to get hold of him

    High drama played out at the Congress headquarters as P Chidambaram left soon after he wrapped up his brief press conference. The CBI team, which arrived at the headquarters, was again unable to get a hold of the senior Congress leader. 

  • 20:27 (IST)

    CBI team reaches Congress HQ

    A CBI team has reached the Congress headquarters after P Chidambaram addresssed a press conference.

  • 20:26 (IST)

    Wasn't hiding from law, says Chidambaram

    "I was aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law. On the contrary, I was seeking protection of  law. My lawyers tell that case will be listed on Friday. I bow down to orders of Supreme Court. I respect law even if it is applied with an unequal hand by probe agencies," said P Chidambaram at the Congress headquarters in Delhi.

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Haven't been accused of any offence: Chidambaram

    P Chidambaram said, "I believe that the foundation of a democracy is liberty. The most precious Article in India is Article 21. If I have to choose between life and liberty, I will unhesistatingly choose liberty. To freedom, we must struggle. To preserve freedom too, we must struggle. My statement today is to dispel the concern and confusion.

    "In the INX media case, I have not been accused of any offence. In fact, there is no chargesheet filed before a competent court. Yet, there is a widespread impression that grave offences have been committed by my son and I. These are lies spread by pathalogical liars."

  • 20:12 (IST)

    'Missing' Chidambaram arrives at Congress HQ

    P Chidambaram, whose whereabouts had been unknown to government agencies since Tuesday night, has arrived at the Congress headquarters in Delhi. 

  • 20:04 (IST)

    Congress press conference at 8.15 pm 

    Senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid, Ahmed Patel are at the Congress headquarters in Delhi where they are expected to address a press conference on the developments related to P Chidambaram and INX Media case.

  • 17:06 (IST)

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Chidambaram's plea on Friday

    The Supreme Court is likely to hear P Chidambaram's plea seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media case on Friday morning, according to reports. 

  • 16:40 (IST)

    Chidambaram's lawyers say they are trying for listing of matter today

    Coming out of the CJI's court, P Chidambaram's counsel was quoted as saying by PTI that the legal team is waiting for the Registrar's message on listing of petition. The lawyers further said that they were trying to get the matter listed for hearing for Wednesday.

    Kapil Sibal and his team are now waiting in the lawyers' consultation room for the update from the Registrar.

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Shashi Tharoor comes in support of P Chidambaram

    Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor came in support of his party colleague P Chidambaram, saying that he believes justice will prevail in the end. "I believe justice will prevail in the end. Till then we will have to allow some malicious minds their schadenfreude," he said.

  • 16:21 (IST)

    SC registrar meets CJI, says reports

    The Supreme Court Registrar is currently meeting CJI Ranjan Gogoi, according to reports. P Chidambaram's legal team is hoping that Gogoi will see merit in their case and agree to hold urgent hearing.

  • 16:04 (IST)

    Chidambaram's plea not mentioned in CJI's court

    The Ayodhya hearing by the Constitution bench has ended, but P Chidambaram's plea was not mentioned before CJI Ranjan Gogoi. The senior Congress leader's legal team was present in the court room to make their presence known to the CJI, but it did not mention the petition, reported CNN-News18

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Chidambaram's legal team inside CJI's court

    With CJI Ranjan Gogoi busy with the Ayodhya hearing, P Chidambaram's legal team — including Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid, Vivek Tankha — is waiting inside Court No. 1 to request urgent hearing of the former finance minister's petition seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media case. The day-to-day hearings of the Ayodhya case usually end at 4 pm.

  • 15:35 (IST)

    MK Stalin comes in support of Chidambaram

    DMK chief MK Stalin has come out in strong support of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram. "Chidambaram is a legal luminary. The case is a clear case of political vendetta; he will deal with the case legally," Stalin said

  • 15:14 (IST)

    P Chidambaram not a flight risk, ready to give undertaking: Kapil Sibal tells SC

    Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, assured the Bench that they will provide an undertaking stating that Chidambaram will not go anywhere. "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 informed the bench. 

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta joins the issue and says he too has something to say, however, the bench tells them that the occasion is only for mentioning. 

  • 14:45 (IST)

    'Sorry Mr Sibal, we can't hear the matter': SC refuses to hear matter today

     
    The Supreme Court Wednesday refused urgent listing of Congress leader P Chidambaram's petition seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media scam cases. The top court said the defects in the petition were removed just now and it "cannot be listed for hearing today itself". 
     
     
    "Without listing of the petition, we cannot hear the matter," said a bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, M Shantanagoudar and Ajay Rastogi. "Sorry Mr Sibal. We cannot hear the matter" the bench said when Sibal repeatedly asked for hearing the matter today itself. 

  • 14:44 (IST)

    No interim relief for P Chidambaram today

    P Chidambaram's plea will not be heard in the Supreme Court today as it was already beyond the lunch hour when the  former chief minister's legal team could cure their petition of certain defects. The Chief Justice will need to look at the matter and list it for another time and this could not be done today because earlier, the CJI was busy with the Ayodhya hearing. Also, the defects in the plea could be attributed for further delay as the Supreme Court registrar was not in a position to place the matter before the CJI even during the lunch hour. 

  • 14:43 (IST)

    SC registrar confirms petition now free of defects

    The Supreme Court registry has confirmed that some anomalies, previously found in P Chidambaram's plea, have now been resolved by his lawyers. But it might be too late to place the matter before the CJI for listing now as the lunch hour is already past and Justice Gogoi is again busy with Ayodhya Case hearing. The CJI, who is the administrative head of the Supreme Court and decides which matter gets listed when and with which bench and judge, will have to study the file and list it for hearing before Justice Ramana or any other Supreme Court judge can hear the matter. 

  • 14:14 (IST)

    Salman Khurshid also part of battery of lawyers defending P Chidambaram

    The lawyers who are part of Congress leader P Chidambaram's defence in the INX Media corruption case, as the CBI and ED seek his arrest, are party leader Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid. Advocate Vivek Tankha is also present.

  • 14:09 (IST)

    P Chidambaram's legal team present in Justice NV Ramana's court

    Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram's legal team, led by party leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, have gathered in the court of Justice NV Ramana, who is likely to hear the case shortly.

  • 14:02 (IST)

    P Chidambaram's plea to come up before SC at 2 pm

    Justice NV Ramana of the Supreme Court is likely to take up Congress leader Chidambaram's plea again at 2 pm on Wednesday, CNN-News18 reported. The apex court judge will take up the plea again after delaying a verdict in the matter on Wednesday morning, saying that the plea was to be referred to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

    However, Gogoi is also engaged in the daily hearings of the Ayodhya case.

  • 13:57 (IST)

    Madhu Goud Yaskhi calls CBI action against P Chidambaram 'political vendetta'

    Congress spokesperson Madhu Goud Yaskhi also came to former finance minister P Chidambaram's defence on Wednesday as the developments in the money-laundering case against him continued to unfold.

  • 13:46 (IST)

    Abhishek Manu Singhvi says Chidambaram not an absconder, claims ex-FM was with him till 6.30 pm yesterday

    Congress leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the media trial and sensationalism in Chidambaram's case could be dangerous. He claimed that the former finance minister was in consultation with him till 6.30 pm yesterday. 

  • 13:24 (IST)

    Ex-FM's legal team faces another setback as SC finds petition 'defective'

    P Chidambaram's army of lawyers have run into a bit of tough luck as the team, which was trying to secure some interim relief from the apex court, has faltered over some technicalities. The Supreme Court registrar has found several 'defects' in the petition filed by Chidambaram's lawyers. They are currently trying to fix the anomalies before lunch gets over and they will try to present the case once again before the Chief Justice of India. 

  • 13:07 (IST)

    Modi govt using ED, CBI, to character assassinate ex-FM,' says Rahul Gandhi

     As former finance minister P Chidambaram faces arrest in connection with the INX Media case, Rahul Gandhi accused the government of misusing agencies like the ED, CBI, along with certain 'spineless sections of media' to indulge in the 'character assassination' of Chidambaram. 

  • 12:56 (IST)

    The story so far

    • In a severely-worded order, Delhi High Court denied P Chidambaram anticipatory bail in the INX Media case
    • Congress backs its senior leader firmly, points out the judge who gave the order had reserved it for 7 months only to release it just a few days before his retirement.
    • Chidambaram approaches Supreme Court for interim relief within an hour of Delhi High Court order; court refuses to grant immediate hearing
    • SC starts hearing at 10.30 but refers the file to CJI, who will decide whether matter merits an urgent hearing or not
    • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra backs former finance minister, terms CBI, ED's action mere political vendetta
    • No clarity on CJI's take on the matter yet; issue likely to be taken up at 2 pm
    • Meanwhile, P Chidambaram goes missing after SC denies urgent hearing yesterday
    • Reports say, Chidambaram's last known location was Lodhi Garden where he abandoned his official car, driver, switched off his phone
    • CBI officials camp at Chidambaram's Jor Bagh residence trying to find him. They finally plaster a notice at his home, summoning him within two hours of recieving notice
    • Chidambaram defies notice, remains untraceable; responds to CBI notice via lawyers, asks under what law are you summoning me

  • 12:41 (IST)

    ED issues fresh look out circular against P Chidambaram

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a fresh look out circular against former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, officials said Wednesday. They said the alert notice against the Congress leader, whose anticipatory bail was cancelled on Tuesday, has been sent to all land, air and seaports and law enforcement agencies at these facilities. It says the ED should be alerted in case the person is found on their premises. It also asks them to not allow the Congress leader to cross the Indian border without the permission of the ED.

  • 12:39 (IST)

    'Let nothing be done without hearing us,' CBI, ED file caveats in Supreme Court

    Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation have filed caveats in the Supreme Court. This means that the court can't pass any order without hearing the investigating agencies' side in the petition filed by P Chidambaram.

  • 12:20 (IST)

    By crackdown on citizens, govt revealing its cowardly nature, says Congress

    Expressing solidarity with their senior leader, P Chidambaram, Congress in a tweet takes a dig at the ruling govt and says that the act of persecuting citizens for speaking truth only reiterates its own 'cowardly nature' 

  • 12:19 (IST)

    CBI files caveat in SC over P Chidambaram's case

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed an caveat in the Supreme Court in the P Chidambaram case. This means that the court will have to summon the investigating agency's lawyers and hear their side as well before it passes any order. 

  • 11:45 (IST)

    Bid to legalise dubious FDI as finance minister to help son Karti puts P Chidambaram in dock

    The CBI said that INX Media hired the services of his son Karti Chidambaram to influence the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval. The FIPB approval was allegedly manipulated after the board's meeting on 18 May 2007 refused downstream investment by INX Media in INX News Private Limited. Nevertheless, INX Media went ahead and made a downstream investment of Rs 305 crore in INX News Private Limited without the FIPB approval. Months later the investigation wing of the Income Tax Department swung into action and sought clarifications from the FIPB unit which falls the finance ministry. The Income Tax Department sought clarification about the nature of investment as it was contrary to the policy and procedures of foreign direct investment.

  • 11:24 (IST)

    CJI-led bench starts hearing of Ayodhya matter, order on ex-FM's plea likely post-lunch

  • 11:12 (IST)

    Not a case where bail can't be granted, say Chidambaram's lawyers 

    Chidambaram's lawyers told News18 that this was a case of alleged economic offense and hence is not a case where bail can be denied. The lawyers said that they would like to wait for the Supreme Court's order

  • 11:04 (IST)

    CJI-led Constitution Bench starts hearing Ayodhya case

    Media reports say that P Chidambaram's lawyers were not able to make an oral submission in the matter. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led Constitution Bench has started hearing the Ayodhya case. 

  • 10:48 (IST)

    SC judge refers matter of urgent hearing of ex-FM's plea to CJI Ranjan Gogoi

    The hearing has begun and the Supreme Court has said that it cannot pass an order on Chidambaram's plea that seeks an urgent hearing and also seeks interim relief against Delhi HC cancelling his anticipatory bail. " Justice Ramana says that he will forward the case to Chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

  • 10:34 (IST)

    P Chidambaram's lawyers reach courtroom 

    Senior lawyers Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and Vivek Tankha who are representing P Chidambaram in the case are now inside the courtroom, ANI reported. 

  • 10:01 (IST)

    What is the INX Media case?

     
     
    The CBI had registered an FIR on 15 May, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as the finance minister. Thereafter, the ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2018.

  • 09:59 (IST)

    Congress leaders slam 'extremely unfair' action against P Chidambaram

    Senior lawyer and Congress leader Salman Khurshid and party veteran Digvijaya Singh condemned the CBI's action against former finance minister P Chidambaram, as the central investigative agency issued a summons in the INX Media corruption case.

    While Khurshid called the action "extremely unfair, Singh tweeted saying, "I condemn the action of CBI against Chidambaram in a case where he is not mentioned in the FIR nor is there any evidence against him. It is sheer Political Vendetta."

  • 09:54 (IST)

    CJI Ranjan Gogoi unable to hear P Chidambaram's plea due to Ayodhya hearing

    Congress leader P Chidambaram's plea against arrest in the INX Media case will be mentioned before the "senior-most" Supreme Court judge after Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. Chidambaram's lawyer, Kapil Sibal, said that the matter would be mentioned before the apex court on Wednesday.

    However, Gogoi will not be able to preside over the hearing of the former finance minister as he is engaged in the daily hearings of the prolonged contentious Ayodhya dispute after the apex court-appointed mediation panel failed to come to a resolution.

  • 09:49 (IST)

    P Chidambaram's legal team meets at Kapil Sibal's residence ahead of SC hearing at 10.30 am

     

    The legal team defending Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is being investigated by the CBI and ED in the INX Media corruption case, is gathering at the residence of senior advocate and party leader Kapil Sibal, reports said.

    The team representing the former finance minister will be presenting their plea against arrest in the case before the 'senior-most' judge of the Supreme Court.


P Chidambaram INX Media Case Latest Updates: P Chidambaram will spend the night at the CBI headquarters and will be produced in a trial court on Thursday. Karti Chidambaram told reporters that his family will take the legal route, and asserted that he and his father "will be vindicated eventually".

The CBI has taken P Chidambaram into its custody and will be taking him to the agency headquarters in Delhi.

CBI and ED reached P Chidambaram's residence after he went to his Jor Bagh home following his brief public appearance. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials jumped the wall residence to get inside the premises.

High drama played out at the Congress headquarters as P Chidambaram left soon after he wrapped up his brief press conference. The CBI team, which arrived at the headquarters, was again unable to get a hold of the senior Congress leader.

Addressing a press conference, P Chidambaram said, "I believe that the foundation of a democracy is liberty. The most precious Article in India is Article 21. If I have to choose between life and liberty, I will unhesistatingly choose liberty. To freedom, we must struggle. To preserve freedom too, we must struggle. My statement today is to dispel the concern and confusion.

The Supreme Court is likely to hear P Chidambaram's plea seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media case on Friday morning, according to reports.

Coming out of the CJI's court, P Chidambaram's counsel was quoted as saying by PTI that the legal team is waiting for the Registrar's message on listing of petition. The lawyers further said that they were trying to get the matter listed for hearing for Wednesday. Kapil Sibal and his team are now waiting in the lawyers' consultation room for the update from the Registrar.

With CJI Ranjan Gogoi busy with the Ayodhya hearing, P Chidambaram's legal team — including Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid, Vivek Tankha — is waiting inside Court No. 1 to request urgent hearing of the former finance minister's petition seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media case. The day-to-day hearings of the Ayodhya case usually end at 4 pm.

P Chidambaram's plea will not be heard in the Supreme Court today as it was already beyond the lunch hour when the  former chief minister's legal team could cure their petition of certain defects. The Chief Justice will need to look at the matter and list it for another time and this could not be done today because earlier, the CJI was busy with the Ayodhya hearing. Also, the defects in the plea could be attributed for further delay as the Supreme Court registrar was not in a position to place the matter before the CJI even during the lunch hour.

Justice Ramana of the Supreme Court is likely to take up Congress leader Chidambaram's plea again at 2 pm on Wednesday, CNN-News18 reported. The apex court judge will take up the plea again after delaying a verdict in the matter on Wednesday morning, saying that the plea was to be referred to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

However, Gogoi is also engaged in the daily hearings of the Ayodhya case.

As former finance minister P Chidambaram faces arrest in connection with the INX Media case, Rahul Gandhi accused the government of misusing agencies like the ED, CBI, along with certain 'spineless sections of media' to indulge in the 'character assassination' of Chidambaram.

Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation have filed caveats in the Supreme Court. This means that the court can't pass any order without hearing the investigating agencies' side in the petition filed by P Chidambaram

According to ED sources, Chidambaram abandoned his driver and car after he left Supreme Court. His last phone location was Lodhi Road. However, now it is switched off. The driver was also questioned by ED but he has denied any knowledge of his location.

Chidambaram abandoned his driver as well after he left Supreme Court. His last phone location was Lodhi Road. However, now it is switched off. The driver was also questioned by ED. Driver has denied any knowledge of his location.

Media reports say that P Chidambaram's lawyers were not able to make an oral submission in the matter. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led Constitution Bench has started hearing the Ayodhya case. 

The hearing has begun and the Supreme Court has said that it cannot pass an order on Chidambaram's plea that seeks an urgent hearing and also seeks interim relief against Delhi HC cancelling his anticipatory bail. " Justice Ramana says that he will forward the case to Chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

Senior lawyer and Congress leader Salman Khurshid and party veteran Digvijaya Singh condemned the CBI's action against former finance minister P Chidambaram, as the central investigative agency issued a summons in the INX Media corruption case.

While Khurshid called the action "extremely unfair, Singh tweeted saying, "I condemn the action of CBI against Chidambaram in a case where he is not mentioned in the FIR nor is there any evidence against him. It is sheer Political Vendetta."

Soon after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) put up a notice outside P Chidambaram's residence to appear before them in two hours, the lawyer of the former finance minister and senior Congress leader requested the CBI not to take any coercive action until the hearing of Chidambaram's plea in the Supreme Court at 10:30 am on Wednesday.

The CBI has once again paid a visit to P Chidambaram's residence in South Delhi's Jor Bagh after various teams of ED tried to locate him overnight but were unable to find him anywhere. This was the third visit paid by CBI to his home.

After remaining elusive for the entire evening, former finance minister P Chidambaram has been asked to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation within two hours of receiving the bureau's notice. Officers from the Enforcement Bureau and CBI had visited Chidambaram's Jor Bagh residence thrice, but the former minister wasn't available there.

Hours after the Delhi High Court refused former Union finance minister P Chidambaram to grant any protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI issued a notice to him asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours", after failing to find him at his residence. P Chidambaram INX Media Case LIVE Updates:

At around 6.30 PM, a team of CBI officers landed at his posh Jor Bagh residence here to locate him, officials said.

 P Chidambaram INX Media Case updates: Ex-FM to be kept at CBI HQ overnight; Karti says we will be vindicated eventually

File image of Congress leader P Chidambaram. AFP

The CBI team left the premises after confirming that Chidambaram was not present at the address, they said.

The team, which had some superintendent of police-rank officials, did not make clear if they had gone to his residence to arrest him for alleged irregularities in foreign investment clearance to INX Media during his tenure as finance minister.

The officials returned to the CBI headquarters where they got into a huddle with senior officers of the agency to decide the future course of action, the officials said.

Team of officials returned to his residence and pasted a notice asking Chidambaram to appear before R Parthasarthy, CBI Deputy SP, who is probing the case to record his statement under Section 161 of the CrPC.

Sources said the notice has also been sent to his email ID. However, it could not be immediately ascertained when the notice was issued to Chidambaram, a senior Congress leader.

Chidambaram is likely to seek protection from arrest from the Supreme Court Wednesday morning.

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to grant any protection to Chidambaram from arrest by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.

He failed to get an audience from Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday for urgent hearing of his appeal in the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory bail plea.

A team of lawyers led by senior advocate and Chidambaram's party colleague Kapil Sibal was told by the registrar (judicial) to mention the petition on Wednesday morning in the apex court.

The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister.

Thereafter, the ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2018.

Updated Date: Aug 21, 2019 22:34:05 IST