The legal team of P Chidambaram has asked the CBI not to take any coercive action against the former Union finance minister as his petition is to be heard in the Supreme Court Wednesday morning.
Hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant any protection from arrest to Chidambaram in the INX media case, the CBI issued a notice to him last week, asking him to appear before the investigation officer within two hours, after failing to find him at his residence.
In response, the legal team of Chidambaram said the notice did not mention the specific provision of law under which he was summoned and asked not to take any coercive action against him till his petition comes for hearing in the Supreme Court Wednesday morning.
Arshdeep Khurana, lawyer of Chidambaram, stated that his client has come to know “through reports” that he has been asked to be present before the investigation officer in the INX media case.
A team of officials returned to Chidambaram’s residence 115-A Jor Bagh and pasted a notice asking him to appear before R Parthasarthy, CBI Dy SP, probing the case. Such summons are normally issued under Section 161 of the CrPC.However, the notice pasted at his residence did not mention the specific provision. Chidambaram is likely to seek protection from the arrest from the Supreme Court.