INX Media: Delhi court allows ED to quiz Chidambaram till October 24

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Chidambaram has been lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail since September 5 after he was arrested by the CBI in an alleged corruption case (PTI File)

A Delhi court on Thursday (October 17) sent former finance minister P Chidambaram for custodial interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in the INX Media money laundering case.

Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar allowed the ED to quiz Chidambaram and also granted him permission to have home cooked food, western toilet, medicines in the ED custody. The probe agency has sought 14-day custodial interrogation of the 74-year old senior Congress leader.

The court also extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram till October 24 in the INX Media corruption case lodged by the CBI. The court had on Wednesday issued production warrant against him in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED.