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SC Grants Bail To Chidambaram In INX Media Corruption Case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday granted bail to former Finance minister P. Chidambaram within the INX Media corruption case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Nevertheless, he’ll stay in Enforcement Directorate custody as he’s nonetheless underneath arrest within the INX Media cash laundering case.

The order was delivered by a bench of Justices R. Banumathi, A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, which directed him to not depart the nation with out permission.

The court docket additionally directed Chidambaram to furnish a private bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties of like quantity every.

On October 18, the court docket had reserved its order on the previous minister’s plea.

The CBI had opposed Chidambaram’s bail plea, saying that he had tried to “pressurise and influence” key witnesses within the INX Media case.

Chidambaram was arrested on August 21, and is presently lodged in Tihar Jail in judicial custody.

The CBI has on Friday chargesheeted him with the opposite accused within the INX Media corruption case.

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