ED Likely To Interrogate Chidambaram In Tihar Jail Tomorrow 

P Chidambaram (File Image) - Sakshi Post

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate can now interrogate Union finance minister P Chidambaram in Tihar jail in connection with money laundering case in the INX media scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court said here. The ED is likely to interrogate him on Wednesday, according to a web portal.

The court added that if the ED also has the free hand to arrest him by placing before the court the reasons for the agency to do so.

The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as the finance minister.

Thereafter, the Enforcement Directorate lodged a money laundering case in this regard in 2017.

Chidambaram, who was Union home minister as also finance minister during the UPA rule from 2004 to 2014, was arrested by the CBI on August 21 from his Jor Bagh residence.

In the INX matter, the Solicitor General is appearing for the CBI while senior advocate Kapil Sibal is representing Chidambaram.

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