The case relates to alleged irregularities in the grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal.
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.
Special CBI Judge O P Saini put up the matter for October 8 after the counsel appearing for the agencies told the court that the main counsel was not well and requested time.
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.
Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram, Karti get protection from arrest till August 7; ED opposes bail plea
Chidambaram had on May 30 moved the court seeking protection from arrest in the case, saying all evidence in the matter appears to be documentary in nature.
Aircel-Maxis case: Delhi Court allows ED to file documents in support of charges against Karti Chidambaram
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.
The court will decide on whether to take cognizance of the charge-sheet filed by the ED against Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case after the hearing on July 31.
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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.
Government free to probe charges against ED officer probing 2G and Aircel-Maxis cases: Supreme Court
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.
The questioning was part of the ED investigation into a money laundering case registered in 2017 against Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.
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.