No relief for Chidambaram for now, fate hangs with CJI

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram this morning fail to get relief from Supreme Court from possible arrest by CBI. Justice N V Ramana, who examined his petition, refuse to take a decision and said he will be forwarding his plea to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. Now, Gogoi has to take a decision on his plea.

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram this morning fail to get relief from Supreme Court from possible arrest by CBI. Justice N V Ramana, who examined his petition, refuse to take a decision and said he will be forwarding his plea to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. Now, Gogoi has to take a decision on his plea.

Chidambaram remained away as a CBI team arrived at his home in Delhi this morning, third time since last evening, immediately after Delhi High Court rejected the former Finance Minister’s request for protection from arrest. Last night, the CBI had pasted a notice outside the house asking Mr Chidambaram to appear before them within two hours of receiving the note.

Now, Chidambaram faces arrest in what is dubbed the “INX Media case”, in which he is accused of facilitating foreign investment in a media company as Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA government at the instance of his son Karti, who allegedly received kickbacks for his role.

Chidambaram’s lawyer Kapil Sibal urged Justice Ramana to consider his plea, as it’s an urgent matter and the CBI had pasted a notice outside Chidambaram’s residence at 12 last night. Gave a notice of two hours to appear.

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