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SC grants bail to Chidambaram in INX case

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The Supreme Court granted bail to Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday in the INX Media money-laundering case.


A three-judge bench, headed by Justice R Banumathi, granted bail to the 74-year-old former Union finance minister, who has been in custody for 105 days since August 21 when he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the INX Media corruption case.

A Bench of Justice R Banumathi, Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Hrishikesh Roy set aside the Delhi High Court’s order which had refused to grant bail to Chidambaram.

The top court observed that Chidambaram shall not tamper with evidence and not influence the witness. He shall not give a press interview and not make public statements with regard to this case.

Chidambaram was also directed to furnish bail bond of Rs 2 lakh plus two sureties of same amount.

The court also said that Chidambaram can’t travel abroad without court permission.

The Enforcement Directorate had arrested him on October 16 in the money-laundering case.

— With inputs from ANI

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