INX Media case: Supreme Court asks trial court to consider P Chidambaram's petition seeking interim bail

  • SC on Monday asked the trial court to consider the request for interim bail of former finance minister P Chidambaram

  • He has been arrested by the CBI in the INX Media corruption case

  • Apex court said if Chidambaram's request for interim bail is not considered by trial court, Chidambaram's CBI custody will be extended for three more days

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday asked the trial court to consider the request for interim bail of former finance minister P Chidambaram who has been arrested by the CBI in the INX Media corruption case.

 INX Media case: Supreme Court asks trial court to consider P Chidambarams petition seeking interim bail

File image of senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram. PTI

The apex court said that if Chidambaram's request for interim bail is not considered by the trial court on Monday itself, the CBI's custody of Chidambaram will be extended for three more days.

A bench of justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna directed CBI to file its response on Chidambaram's plea challenging the non-bailable warrant issued against him and the subsequent orders of the trial court remanding him in the CBI custody.

Chidambaram's CBI custody is expiring today and he will be produced before the concerned trial court during the day.

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Updated Date: Sep 02, 2019 14:58:41 IST