Delhi HC rejects Chidambaram's bail plea in INX Media case

In a big setback for former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Delhi High Court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of the Congress leader in the corruption and money laundering cases related to the INX Media scandal. The court also declined interim protection from arrest to Chidambaram.

To seek protection against any arrest from the probe agencies, Chidambaram has moved the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing against the High Court order.

“Both the applications are dismissed,” Justice Sunil Gaur of the high court declared.

In a strongly worded order, the court said prima facie proof shows P. Chidabaram appeared to be the kingpin in the case.