P Chidambaram Wants Home-Cooked Food in Tihar, Court To Hear On Thursday


INX Media case: P Chidambaram has been accused of irregularities in international funding clearance

New Delhi: 

Former union minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday requested a Delhi court docket’s permission for home-cooked meals to be delivered at Delhi’s Tihar Jail, the place he’s lodged within the INX Media case.

The court docket will hear the request on October three, when Mr Chidambaram’s judicial custody ends, information company ANI reported. The previous Finance Minister has been in Tihar jail since September 5. He was despatched there after the CBI, which arrested him on August 21, completed questioning him.

Final month, Mr Chidambaram’s legal professionals had complained to the court docket that the 74-year-old had no pillow and no chair in his cell, which had brought about him again ache. The court docket refused to be swayed by the declare and prolonged his custody to October three.

Whereas the CBI is investigating corruption allegations in opposition to the Congress chief, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is inquiring into cash laundering allegations within the case.

Mr Chidambaram has been accused of irregularities within the International Funding Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance of Rs 305 crore to INX Media in 2007, when he was the nation’s finance minister. His son Karti Chidambaram is accused of receiving kickbacks for facilitating the deal.

With inputs from ANI

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