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  India   Crime  03 Sep 2019  CBI wants jail for P Chidambaram, but SC keeps him in agency's custody

CBI wants jail for P Chidambaram, but SC keeps him in agency's custody

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 3, 2019, 2:47 pm IST
Updated : Sep 3, 2019, 3:51 pm IST

Neither CBI nor the SC wanted custody of Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media case.

Supreme Court directed P Chidambaram to remain in CBI custody till September 5. (Photo: PTI)
 Supreme Court directed P Chidambaram to remain in CBI custody till September 5. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it did not want any further custody of Congress leader Chidambaram in the INX Media case and he should be sent to Tihar jail under judicial custody.

However, the Supreme Court directed P Chidambaram to remain in CBI custody till September 5.

 

The apex court asked Chidambaram's counsel not to press for the interim bail plea, filed before the trial court on Monday and scheduled to be heard today, till September 5.

A bench of justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna said it would on Thursday hear Chidambaram's plea in which he has challenged the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him as well as the subsequent trial court's orders remanding him in the CBI custody.

While posting the matter for hearing on Thursday, the bench said: "We are conscious that we should not usurp the jurisdiction of the concerned trial court". At the outset, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, moved an application seeking recall of the apex court's Monday order.

 

He said that based on the order, Chidambaram's counsel had moved interim bail plea before the trial court. Mehta said Chidambaram's counsel pressed before the trial court that the interim bail plea should be decided on Monday itself and the trial judge issued notice to the CBI asking it to file response within 24 hours. "The matter is listed for hearing today before the trial court at 3.30 pm. Less than 24 hour notice was given to the CBI to respond to the interim bail plea which was filed 13 days after his arrest. This should not be the procedure," he told the bench.

After hearing Mehta's submissions, the bench said the interim bail plea be listed for hearing before the trial court on September 5 and the apex court will hear Chidambaram's plea on that day itself. "The present status will continue till then. CBI's custody will be extended till day after tomorrow (September 5)," the bench said.

 

Mehta then told the bench: "If we don't take his custody then the law must take its course. We don't need his custody." Senior advocate Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi opposed Mehta's submissions and said that if Chidambaram is sent to jail under judicial custody then his plea pending before the apex court would become infructuous.

Sibal told the bench that they would not press for the interim bail plea before the trial court today and Chidambaram's CBI custody should be extended till September 5.

The bench, while posting Chidambaram's plea for hearing on September 5, said that it would decide the matter on Thursday itself. The apex court is also scheduled to pronounce its order on September 5 on Chidambaram's separate plea in which he has challenged the August 20 verdict of the Delhi High Court denying him anticipatory bail in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.

 

Tags: supreme court, cbi, p chidambaram, inx media case, custody
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi