The member of the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram was granted bail by the Supreme Court on October 22 in the CBI case but the Enforcement Directorate had arrested him six days earlier in a money laundering case.
By Siddhu Manchikanti,
December 05, 2019 15:06 IST
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram arrived for Winter Session of Parliament on Thursday, a day after he got bail grant by the Supreme Court in connection with the INX media case.
The member of the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram granted bail by the Supreme Court on October 22 in the CBI case but the Enforcement Directorate had arrested him six days earlier in a money laundering case.
Chidambaram had lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail for more than three months after his arrest on August 21 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for alleged irregularities in approval to let the INX Media group receive foreign funds when he was the finance minister in 2007.
It also ordered him to refrain from giving any interview or making any statement on the case and warned him against influencing the witnesses or tampering with evidence.
'The government cannot suppress my voice in parliament,' he told reporters.
The top court on Wednesday ordered him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and two sureties of the same amount. The former Finance Minister was in custody for over 100 days.