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Economic Times | 21 Aug, 2019 | 11.34PM IST

INX Media Case LIVE: CBI arrests P Chidambaram after two days of high political drama

After two days of high political drama, former finance minister P Chidambaram has been arrested by the CBI.

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10:39 PM

P Chidambaram to be produced in Rouse Avenue Court tomorrow

P Chidambaram to be produced in Rouse Avenue Court tomorrow
10:20 PM

Karti Chidambaram while answering a question on his father's arrest

10:13 PM

Chidambaram is expected to be taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for medical examination

Chidambaram is expected to be taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for medical examination
10:10 PM

This is a totally politically motivated witchhunt: Karti Chidambaram

10:02 PM

P Chidambaram arrives at CBI HQ, formal paper works to begin soon

09:59 PM

CBI arrests P Chidambaram in INX Media scam case

09:58 PM

This is a total political witch-hunt: Karti Chidambaram on his father's arrest

This is a total political witch-hunt: Karti Chidambaram on his father's arrest
09:53 PM

Action shifts to CBI Headquarters, P Chidambaram to arrive soon

09:49 PM

P Chidambaram taken away in a car by probe agency officials

09:45 PM

CBI arrests P Chidambaram after two days of high political drama

09:38 PM

Karti Chidambaram condemns CBI's actions

09:17 PM

CBI official jumps over the gate of P Chidambaram's residence to get inside

09:12 PM

Police and ED team outside the residence of P Chidambaram

09:01 PM

CBI officials scale wall to enter Chidambaram's residence

08:57 PM

ED, CBI teams arrive at P Chidambaram's Jor Bagh house

ED, CBI teams arrive at P Chidambaram's Jor Bagh house
08:49 PM

I am shocked that I have been accused of running away from the pursuit of justice: P Chidambaram

I am shocked that I have been accused of running away from the pursuit of justice: P Chidambaram
08:36 PM

P Chidambaram turns up at Congress HQs, says not named accused in INX Media case

08:33 PM

I shall respect the law even if it is applied in unequal measures: P Chidambaram

08:19 PM

Neither me nor my family accused in the INX Media Case: P Chidambaram

08:18 PM

Lies spread by pathological liars: P Chidambaram

08:17 PM

Chidambaram addresses the media on various allegations made against him

Chidambaram addresses the media on various allegations made against him
08:16 PM

P Chidambaram in Congress HQ almost after 24 hours

07:18 PM

Watch: What is INX Media case and its link with P Chidambaram?

06:43 PM

ED widens probe against P Chidambaram

The ED's money laundering probe against former finance minister P Chidambaram has been enlarged as it suspects his role in granting alleged illegal FIPB clearances to at least four more business deals, apart from INX Media and Aircel-Maxis, and receiving multi-crore kickbacks through multiple shell firms, PTI reported quoting official sources .The sources said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the former finance minister's role in grating alleged illegal FIPB approvals in at least four cases involving Diageo Scotland Ltd, Katara Holdings, Essar Steel Ltd and Elforge Ltd
06:34 PM

After ED, CBI issues Look Out Circular against P Chidambaram

06:23 PM

View: Court arrest, P Chidambaram, don’t ruin this opportunity and get labelled a fugitive

P Chidambaram’s conduct is unusual for a politician, writes TK Arun.
View: Court arrest, P Chidambaram, don’t ruin this opportunity and get labelled a fugitive
06:13 PM

Apart from the ED, the CBI too has issued a Look Out Circular against P Chidambaram to prevent him from leaving the country, PTI reports quoting officials.

06:10 PM

If he has done something fishy, he must face consequences. Probe agencies do not work at the government's behest. They have powers to act independently.

- BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain

05:48 PM

Registrar (Judicial) informed Chidambaram's lawyer that Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has listed the matter for hearing on Friday. Soon after getting the message from Registrar (Judicial), a team of lawyers led by senior advocate Kapil Sibal had short deliberation in the consultation room after which they left the apex court.

05:21 PM

The Supreme Court will hear Chidambaram's petition on Friday. The former finance minister did not get from the SC today any protection from arrest by CBI/ED. The former finance minister, who has been untraceable since the Delhi HC struck down his anticipatory bail yesterday, risks arrest by the agencies.

05:15 PM

No immediate relief for Chidambaram, SC to take up his plea on Friday

04:59 PM

Chidambaram's lawyers say the plea may be heard on Friday.

04:46 PM

Justice will prevail, tweets Tharoor

04:27 PM

Chidambaram's counsel says they are waiting for the Registrar's message on listing of petition.

04:16 PM

Chidambaram's lawyers are presently meeting the apex court registrar and pushing for a listing date so that they can fend off arrest by the CBI, reports ET Bureau.

03:58 PM

The CJI-led bench has left for the day. Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and Vivek Tankha were present before the CJI Ranjan Gogoi’s Ayodhya bench when it was rising for the day, but did not mention urgent listing of interim bail case.

03:38 PM

Meanwhile, Chidambaram's lawyers are waiting at the CJIs court to try and mention it when he gets free from the Ayodhya hearing at 4 pm. That is the only option left to them.

03:27 PM

P Chidambaram is an expert in law and he is able to come out of this situation legally. I think that the actions by CBI and ED are due to political vendetta.

- MK Stalin

02:58 PM

What happened in SC in the afternoon

This is what happened in the Supreme Court after lunch break. First the registrar said the SLP had certain defects and was hence not listed immediately for mention. The CJI, to whose desk, Justice Ramana had returned the case in the morning , did not take it up. Chidambaram's lawyer went back to Justice Ramana, who first said it could be taken up because of defects. At this, the Registrar informed that the defects were cured. Then the judge said they were cured only now and that hence it could not be listed immediately, unless the CJI wanted to. But the CJI was busy with Ayodhya hearing and would not be free until 4 pm. Turning down Sibal's plea for protection from arrest, Justice Ramana said he couldn't do anything in view of the CBI/ED charge that Chidambaram might leave the country. Sibal protested saying Chidambaram was going nowhere and even offered to give an undertaking. But Justice Ramana did not relent, saying the matter was with CJI.
02:45 PM

Supreme Court denies urgent hearing on plea against HC order

02:34 PM

Justice Ramana refused to give immediate relief from arrest saying he can't do anything in view of the CBI/ED charge that he may leave the country. Sibal protested saying Chidambaram was going nowhere and offered to give an undertaking. But Justice Ramana did not relent, saying the matter is with CJI. And the CJI is busy with Ayodhya hearing.

02:24 PM

"Sorry. Normally files are placed before the CJI in the evening. In this case it was placed right away. Beyond that we can't do much." says Justice Ramana.

02:22 PM

Flaws in P Chidambaram's petition, SC Registry lists it under 'The Defect List'

02:20 PM

Justice Ramana says there is no hearing from SC today unless CJI takes a call to the contrary . But the CJI is busy with Ayodhya hearing.

02:18 PM

Meanwhile, the Registrar of SC informs defects have been corrected.

02:17 PM

Sibal point out that is client is not running away and that a lookout circular has been issued against him.

02:16 PM

Justice Ramana says the defects not cured. When they are, the plea will be taken up, he says.

02:15 PM

Kapil Sibal says they don't have the FIR filed by the ED and that hence the SLP was defective. He has prayed for protection for his client.

02:14 PM

Chidambaram's lawyers were in court waiting for Justice Ramana and his colleagues. The judges have just turned up.

02:04 PM

The matter has not been listed, CJI Ranjan Gogoi has gone back to Ayodhya hearing, and Chidambaram's lawyers have returned to Justice NV Ramana, ET Bureau reports.

01:36 PM

Modi's govt is using the ED, CBI and sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram. I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power.

- Rahul Gandhi

01:35 PM

The SLP is pending with defects, but if the court it wants can overlook these, reports ET Bureau.

01:35 PM

CBI, ED file caveats in Supreme Court against Chidambaram's plea

01:33 PM

Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Chidambaram has certain defects, as a result of which the Supreme Court registry is not in a position to clear it for a mentioning , reports ANI.

01:19 PM

Modi's govt is using the ED, CBI and sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram. I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power.

- Rahul Gandhi

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