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INX Media case: P Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till August 26

 The special CBI court on Thursday sent former union finance minister P Chidambaram to CBI custody for four days till August 26 in the INX Media corruption case, ANIreported.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar heard the arguments of the CBI and Chidambaram’s counsel for over one-and-a half-hour.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had sought five days of custody of P Chidambaram, and said he was not cooperating in the investigation.

Chidambaram’s plea against the Delhi high court order denying him anticipatory bail has been listed for Friday before the SC bench headed by Justice R Banumathi.

The former union minister was arrested by the CBI from his residence in New Delhi late on Wednesday in connection with the INX Media case.

The agency said Chidambaram’s custodial interrogation was necessary to unearth larger conspiracy in the INX Media case. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that grave offence was committed, and custodial interrogation was required to get answer of certain questions for effective probe.

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