Special CBI Judge O P Saini agreed to hear the plea at 2 pm Monday after the probe agency told the court that custodial interrogation of Karti Chidambaram was required in the matter.
When it comes to the question of liberty, the courts do not go into technicality, a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said.
The senior Congress leader's role had come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal of Rs 3,500 crore and INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.
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Special Judge O P Saini posted the matter for July 31 when it will decide on whether to take cognisance of the charge sheet against Karti Chidambaram.
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The apex court modified its earlier order in which it had said that no action should be initiated against Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Singh by any other authority.
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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has also moved the top court seeking its permission to implead himself as a party in the plea filed by Kapur.
P Chidambaram arrived at the agency's headquarter annexe office here at about 10:58 AM and was accompanied by a lawyer.
The Enforcement Directorate sought more time to file response on Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea.
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The court, which issued notice to the ED seeking its reply by June 5, also directed the ED not to take any coercive action against Chidambaram in the matter till then.
Special Judge O P Saini granted relief to the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sought time to argue on Karti's application seeking anticipatory bail.
A Delhi court today granted Karti Chidambaram interim protection from arrest till May 2 in two cases filed by the CBI and ED in the Aircel-Maxis matter arising out of the 2G spectrum cases.
The court, which pronounced the judgement in a packed courtroom, also said that Karti shall not leave the country without its permission.
Karti had filed an anticipatory bail plea in a Delhi Court in the case which pertains to the alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to a company in Aircel-Maxis matter.
The top court said it is "very unfortunate" that investigation in the 2G cases has not been completed yet and "people of this country cannot be kept in dark in a serious and sensitive case like this".
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a report from the Enforcement Directorate on the Aircel-Maxis case by March 8.