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SC extends protection to Chidambaram

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Aug 27 - The Supreme Court Tuesday extended till tomorrow protection from arrest granted to former finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna said it would hear the arguments of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Chidambaram�s two petitions, including the challenge to remand orders, on Wednesday.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, filed an application seeking direction to the ED to produce the transcripts of the questioning conducted on December 19 last year and January 1 and January 21 this year in the case.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for ED, said he would like to reply to the fresh application during the course of his arguments.

The transcripts will show whether Chidambaram was evasive during his questioning, as alleged by the ED, Sibal said.

He also told the bench that the ED cannot place documents in the court randomly and �behind the back� for seeking Chidambaram�s custody.

�They are just producing documents at random and saying this is part of the case diary,� Sibal said, adding, �They cannot place the documents behind the back and seek custody of accused.� � PTI

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SC extends protection to Chidambaram

NEW DELHI, Aug 27 - The Supreme Court Tuesday extended till tomorrow protection from arrest granted to former finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

A bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna said it would hear the arguments of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Chidambaram�s two petitions, including the challenge to remand orders, on Wednesday.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, filed an application seeking direction to the ED to produce the transcripts of the questioning conducted on December 19 last year and January 1 and January 21 this year in the case.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for ED, said he would like to reply to the fresh application during the course of his arguments.

The transcripts will show whether Chidambaram was evasive during his questioning, as alleged by the ED, Sibal said.

He also told the bench that the ED cannot place documents in the court randomly and �behind the back� for seeking Chidambaram�s custody.

�They are just producing documents at random and saying this is part of the case diary,� Sibal said, adding, �They cannot place the documents behind the back and seek custody of accused.� � PTI