Former finance minister P Chidambaram was sent to judicial custody till November 13 in the INX Media money laundering case by a Delhi court on Wednesday (October 30).
The court also directed Tihar jail authorities to provide Chidambaram with security, medicines, a western toilet, and a separate cell. It also said that he may be allowed to have home-cooked food due to his medical condition.
Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar dismissed the plea of the Enforcement Directorate for one day custodial interrogation of Chidambaram.
Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case and is currently under ED custody in a related money laundering case. The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of ₹305 crore in 2007, during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister.
Thereafter, the ED lodged a money-laundering case in 2017. On October 16 this year, the ED took him into custody.
(With inputs from agencies)