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SC reserves verdict on Chidambaram's bail plea in INX Media case

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, told the court that Chidambaram continues to wield 'substantial influence' on crucial witnesses even from custody

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chidambaram
Former finance minister P Chidambaram

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the plea filed by senior Congress leader seeking bail in the INX-Media money laundering case.

A three-judge bench, headed by Justice R Banumathi, asked the (ED) to submit in a sealed cover the relevant documents related to the case, which the probe agency wants to place on record for perusal of the court.

Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, told the court that Chidambaram continues to wield "substantial influence" on crucial witnesses even from custody.

Senior advocates Kabil Sibal and A M Singhvi, appearing for Chidambaram, told the bench that there was neither any evidence linking Chidambaram directly or indirectly to it nor there was any material to show that he had influenced witnesses or tampered with any evidence.

The apex court is dealing with Chidambaram's appeal challenging the verdict denying him bail in the case.

First Published: Thu, November 28 2019. 13:03 IST
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