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Chidambaram sent to CBI custody till August 26

Prosecution seeks 5-day custody to grill Chidambaram

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials escort Congress leader P Chidambaram from his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi, Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to grant any protection from arrest to Chidambaram in the INX media case. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)


New Delhi, August 22 (IANS) A special CBI court on Thursday sent former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested on Wednesday evening in the INX Media case, to CBI's custody till August 26.

Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar announced the order after reserving it for some time following the hearing where Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for the Central Bureau of Investigation, and senior Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for Chidambaram.

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