Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was produced in a Delhi Court this afternoon in connection with INX media corruption case. He was produced before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar. CBI has sought 5-day custody of Chidambaram for interrogation in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the grant of foreign investment clearances to INX Media when he was finance minister.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing CBI, said, Chidambaram was in conspiracy with others in the INX Media scam. Mr Mehta said, the former minister is not cooperating in the investigation and he has been evasive in replies. The Solicitor General said, it is a serious and monumental case of money laundering.
He also said Chidambaram’s custodial interrogation was necessary to unearth the larger conspiracy and he is required to be confronted with documents. Chidambaram’s advocates opposed the CBI plea on the ground that all the other accused, including his son Karti, have already been granted bail in the case. The former Finance Minister was arrested by CBI last night from his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi.