Supreme Court Grants No Bail To P. Chidambaram

The Central Bureau has filed an FIR against senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram and has rejected their anticipatory bail in the INX media case. He has been visited by the CBI and the ED officials at his residence.

The bail has been dismissed by the Supreme Court in the corruption and money laundering case related to the INX Media scam. Kapil Sibal the senior advocate told media that Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be sitting in the Constitution bench for hearing the Ayodhya case, the petition is to be mentioned at 10:30 am before the senior-most judge, who is not on the Constitution bench.

“My client is exercising the rights available to him in law and had approached the Supreme Court on August 20 seeking urgent relief in respect of the order dismissing his anticipatory bail in INX media case,” Says Arshdeep Singh Khurana, Lawyer of Chidambaram to ANI.

Timeline

2017

May 15: An FIR has been filed by the CBI regarding irregularities in Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds of 305 crores in 2007. Karti’s father P Chidambaram was the union finance minister.

June 16: Under the Union Home ministry the Foreign Regional Regional Officer (FRRO) and Bureau of Immigration under Union Home Ministry, issues lookout circular (LOC) against Karti Chidambaram.

August 10: Prima facie “unwarranted against Karti Chidambaram by the Madras High Court.

August 18: The SC asks Karti Chidambaram to appear before the CBI on August 23.

September 11: The CBI tells the SC it has furnished details in a sealed cover on the probe about possible transactions in foreign countries and 25 alleged offshore properties of Karti Chidambaram.

September 22: Karti Chidambaram was prevented from traveling abroad as he was allegedly closing several of his foreign bank accounts says Supreme Court.

October 9: Karti makes a request to visit the United Kingdom to get his daughter admitted at Cambridge University and expresses willingness to undertake that he would not visit any bank there.

October 9: P. Chidambaram blames BJP in the SC for allegedly carrying on a politically-motivated vendetta against him and his son.

November 20: The SC allows Karti Chidambaram to visit the UK for the daughter’s admission.

December 8: Karti moves SC challenging the summons issued by the CBI  against him in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

2018

January 31: The SC appeals Madras Court regarding pleas related to the issued of two LOCs against Karti Chidambaram and others.

February 16: Karti Chidambaram CA S Bhaskararaman was arrested for allegedly assisting him t manage his ill-gotten wealth in India and abroad.

February 28: K. Chidambaram was arrested at the Chennai airport by the CBI and was brought to Delhi court. He was sent to one-day police custody.

March 23: K. Chidambaram gets bail after 23 days in jail.

July 25: The high court grants interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram.

October 11: The ED Attaches assets worth 54 crore of K. Chidambaram in India, the UK, and Spain in connection with the INX Media money laundering case, an action termed bizarre by him.

2019

July 1: The ED asks K. Chidambaram to vacate Jor Bagh house in New Delhi, which was earlier attached by the agency.

August 20: Delhi HC rejects bail applications of P Chidambaram.

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