On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s plea for agap bail in the corruption case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The Supreme Court said that the petition has already become “infructuous” after he is arrested.
Following the sequences of the petitions, the second plea was, however, not listed over the remand order of CBI court. Whereas, the third plea filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the anticipatory bail was continued to hear post lunch.
The division bench headed by the Justice R Bhanumati and comprising Justice A S Bopanna dismissed the petition challenging the 20 August order passed by Delhi High Court. Earlier Delhi High Court dismissed the Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail petition. However, it observed that a regular bail plea before the trial court should rather not be influenced by Delhi High Court.
Earlier, on 15th May 2017, an FIR was registered by CBI against Chidambaram for irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The same was in concern over the clearance provided to INX Media for receiving overseas funds. Later, CBI registered the case against the former union minister under certain provisions of Prevention of Corrruption Act and Indian Penal Code whereas, the ED has registered the case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.