Supreme Court issues notice to ED on bail plea filed by P Chidambaram in INX Media case

Supreme Court issues notice to ED on bail plea filed by P Chidambaram in INX Media case

On Wednesday the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate on the Bail Plea of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

Chidambaram had approached the Supreme Court challenging the judgment of the Delhi High Court denying him bail in the money laundering case lodged by the ED.

The probe agency has been asked to file a reply by Monday. The next date of hearing is November 26.

A bench, headed by newly sworn-in Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, had on Monday ordered the listing of the bail plea.

The Delhi High Court had on November 15 dismissed Chidambaram''s bail plea in the case filed by the ED, saying prima facie allegations against him were serious in nature and he played an "active and key role" in the offence.

Chidambaram was first arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case and was granted bail by the Supreme Court on October 22.