The apex court imposed this condition while granting bail to the 74-year-old former finance minister in the case lodged by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The apex court, which granted bail to the 74-year-old former finance minister in the case, dealt with the ED submissions that he wields influence over witnesses.
Dressed in his trademark long-sleeved white shirt and dhoti, the former union minister was surrounded by a posse of newsmen and photographers before he was taken in a car to his Jor Bagh home.
Supreme Court granted bail to 74-year-old P Chidambaram, who was arrested on August 21 by the CBI in the INX Media corruption case.
Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar accepted the bond and two sureties of like amount and issued his release order.
In 2017, CBI registered FIR in INX media case alleging irregularities in FIPB clearance to the group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007.
A bench headed by Justice R Banumathi had on November 28 reserved judgement on the appeal filed by Chidambaram who has challenged the November 15 verdict of the Delhi High Court.
The former Union finance minister and Congress leader has been in judicial custody for more than 100 days in the INX Media case.
Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also granted relief to former OSD to finance minister Pradeep Kumar Bagga and former FIPB director Prabodh Saxena.
Former OSD to finance minister Pradeep Kumar Bagga and former FIPB director Prabodh Saxena also moved bail pleas in the case.
SG Mehta said one crucial witness in the case had written a letter to the ED that he would not come face to face with Chidambaram during investigation as he is 'too powerful'.
ED represented by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that Chidambaram continues to wield substantial influence on crucial witnesses even from custody.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, told a bench headed by Justice R Banumathi that economic offences are grave in nature.
Chidambaram's legal team said unlike in offences such as murder where one knows the offence has been committed, “in this case we don’t even know if an offence has been committed or not."
It is sad that the President is involved. I am deeply sad that the President was woken up at 4 in the morning, Chidambaram said.