Chidambaram withdraws plea challenging arrest in INX Media case

Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 5

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday withdrew his plea challenging his arrest and custodial interrogation by the CBI in a corruption case relating to the INX Media scam.

Top court rejects PC's pre-arrest bail request

Earlier, a Bench headed by Justice R Banumathi refused to give him pre-arrest bail in a money laundering case relating to the INX Media scam.

The Bench said anticipatory bail has to be given sparingly in economic offences.

"This is not a fit case for grant of anticipatory bail. Investigating agency has to be given enough freedom to probe. Grant of anticipatory bail at this stage will hamper the investigation," the top court said, adding that the accused may move regular bail before the appropriate court.

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