SC restrains Chidambaram from offering press interviews, generating community comments


NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P

Chidambaram

was restrained by the Supreme Court docket on Wednesday from either providing any push interviews or building public opinions concerning him or other co-accused in the INX Media

money laundering

circumstance.

The apex courtroom imposed this ailment even though granting bail to the 74-year-aged former finance minister in the case lodged by

Enforcement Directorate

(ED).

“The appellant (Chidambaram) shall not give any press interviews nor make any public comment in link with this case qua him or other co-accused,” a bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy reported.

This affliction assumes importance as all through the hearing on Chidambaram’s plea in search of bail, solicitor normal Tushar Mehta, showing up for the ED, experienced claimed that in advance of a very important hearing in the circumstance media experiences and content articles ended up printed to affect the proceedings.

The apex court docket established apart the November fifteen verdict of the Delhi higher court denying him bail in the case.

Chidambaram has been in custody considering the fact that August 21 when he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the INX Media corruption case. On October 16, the ED arrested him in the revenue-laundering scenario.

Six times afterwards, on October 22, the apex courtroom had granted him bail in the situation lodged by the CBI.

The CBI had registered its circumstance on May fifteen, 2017, alleging irregularities in a International Investment decision Marketing Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for acquiring overseas resources of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.

The ED lodged a money laundering case immediately after that.