Former Union Finance Minister and senior leader P. Chidambaram has moved the Supreme Court following the denial of anticipatory bail by the Delhi High Court. Fearing arrest in a case related to INX Media scandal that involved charges of corruption and money laundering, the senior Congress leader had filed a petition seeking anticipatory bail.
P Chidambaram moves Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order, rejecting both his anticipatory bail pleas in connection with INX Media case. Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, representing him has sought an urgent listing of his matter. The matter is still pending. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/lAoLvr0XTk
— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2019
Chidambaram is being represented by senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal in the matter. He has sought an urgent listing of the matter. Earlier, the Delhi High Court had also rejected a plea to protect Chidambaram from arrest to enable him to approach a higher court.
Further blow to #Chidambaram as #Delhi HC rejected his plea for an interim stay on the order. By a separate order, Justice Gaur has now shot down the plea to protect Chidambaram to enable him approach a higher court.
— Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) August 20, 2019