P Chidambaram's CBI custody extended till tomorrow

P Chidambarams CBI custody extended till tomorrow
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P Chidambaram on Tuesday won a reprieve from the Supreme Court and avoided the prospect of being sent to Tihar jail till Thursday after the CBI was ordered to take further custody of the former finance minister despite its insistence his custodial interrogation was no longer required in the INX Media corruption case.

New Delhi : P Chidambaram on Tuesday won a reprieve from the Supreme Court and avoided the prospect of being sent to Tihar jail till Thursday after the CBI was ordered to take further custody of the former finance minister despite its insistence his custodial interrogation was no longer required in the INX Media corruption case.

The apex court simultaneously asked the 73-year-old Congress leader not to press for the interim bail plea filed before the trial court till Thursday.

The plea was filed on Monday and was to be taken up during the day. Just an hour after the apex court ordered that Chidambaram will continue to be be in the CBI custody till Thursday, he was produced before the trial court.

The court of Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar remanded him to two more days of CBI custody.

Thursday will be a crucial day for the Congress veteran when his 15-day CBI remand ordered by Judge Kuhar in five spells comes to an end.

The apex court on Tuesday said it would hear on Thursday Chidambaram's plea in which he has challenged the non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against him as well as the subsequent trial court orders remanding him to the CBI custody in the case.

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