Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s CBI custody has been extended till September 2 by Supreme Court in the infamous INX Media case.
The order was passed by Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar before whom Chidambaram was produced on expiry of four-day custodial interrogation granted on August 26.
The apex court had two days ago extended till Thursday the interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
He has already been subjected to custodial interrogation by the CBI for eight days since his arrest on August 21, after the Delhi High Court on August 20 dismissed his anticipatory bail plea.
“Investigation being the prerogative of the investigating officer and given the fact that the record is voluminous and accused needs to be confronted. Thus, more time is required. In view of the submissions made, the accused is sent to police custody remand till September 2,” the judge said while pronouncing the order.