NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Thursday sought response of the Enforcement Directorate on a bail plea of senior Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX media money-laundering case.Justice Suresh Kait issued a notice to the ED on the bail application and asked the agency to file its reply within a week. The court fixed the hearing on November 4.
Chidambaram, was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the INX media corruption case, is under the ED’s custody that ends on Thursday. He was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case.
The case was registered on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of `305 crore in 2007, during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.Meanwhile, the special CBI court allowed the Enforcement Directorate to extend senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s remand till October 30 in the INX Media money laundering case.