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INX Media case: Court sends Chidambaram to Tihar jail

PTI New Delhi | Updated on September 05, 2019 Published on September 05, 2019

P Chidambaram. File photo   -  PTI

A Delhi court Thursday sent former finance minister P Chidambaram to Tihar jail for his alleged involvement in INX Media case.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sent Chidambaram to 14-day judicial custody till September 19. The court has allowed him to carry his medicines to jail.

Considering that he has Z-security, the court directed Chidambaram be kept in separate cell in the jail.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assured that there will be adequate security for Chidambaram in jail.

Also read: INX Media case: SC rejects anticipatory bail to P Chidambaram in ED case

With regard to Chidambaram’s plea seeking to surrender in the money laundering case, the court issued notice to the enforcement directorate.

Chidambaram, 73, was produced before a Delhi court on Thursday after the expiry of his 2-day CBI custody in the case.

Chidambaram’s 15-day CBI custody, ordered by the special court in five spells, which started after his arrest on August 21 night, ends today.

 Jail No.7   

Chidambaram is likely to be lodged at the Tihar prison’s Jail No. 7, officials said. It usually houses those accused in Enforcement Directorate cases.

 “He will be housed in Jail No 7. We have not yet received the court order. Adequate arrangements will be made in accordance with the order,” an official said.

Published on September 05, 2019
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