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Enforcement Department not to arrest Chidambaram till tomorrow: SC

Enforcement Department not to arrest Chidambaram till tomorrow: SC
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The investigative agencies contend that he was not cooperative with the investigation and that they need more time to question him.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today, while hearing the appeal of Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, for protection from arrest had said, he cannot be arrested by the Enforcement Department till tomorrow.

In the top court during the hearing, the legal team of Mr Chidambaram had demanded that the Enforcement Directorate should produce the transcript of their questioning session with the senior Congress leader, which they have claimed as evidence that he was not evasive and was not asked the right questions.

The investigative agencies contend that he was not cooperative with the investigation and that they need more time to question him.

Abhishek Singhvi, who was part of the legal team had said, the case has been incorrect since the beginning. "The section on conspiracy in the PMLA Act (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) didn't exist for the time when the alleged offences took place. Constitutional law states that a person cannot be charged with a crime that was not an offence at the time of its alleged commission. Nor can he be given greater punishment than prescribed at the time of the commission of the offence, he said.

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