The Supreme Court on Wednesday said senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's plea challenging the Delhi High Court order dismissing his petition for pre-arrest bail in the INX media case will be put before the CJI to consider for urgent listing.
Justice N V Ramana told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, that the case will be put before the CJI.
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10:02 PM: P Chidambaram brought to the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Delhi.
9:50 PM: "My father was fully compliant with the law. There is a judicial process. We will eventually be vindicated," Karti Chidambaram said.
9:46 PM: After a high drama, P Chidambaram arrested from his Jor Bagh residence and taken to CBI headquarters.
9:09 PM: CBI, ED teams enter inside Chidambaram's residence.
Delhi: ED team enters the residence of P Chidambaram. pic.twitter.com/P1ZXC5MpIY— ANI (@ANI) August 21, 2019
9:07 PM: ED team also reaches Chidambaram's residence.
9:05 PM: Large teams of CBI, ED and police reach Chidambaram's Jor Bagh residence.
8:55 PM: CBI officials scale wall to enter P Chidambaram's residence.
8:53 PM: CBI team reaches P Chidambaram's Jor Bagh residence.
8:39 PM: P Chidambaram reaches his residence at Jor Bagh in New Delhi.
8:20 PM: "I shall respect law even if applied with uneven hand," says Chidambaram.
8:18 PM: I was aghast when I was accused of hiding from the law; I was seeking protection, says Chidambaram.
8:15 PM: In INX Media cae, I have not been accused of any offence, says Chidambaram
8:14 PM: Chidambaram appears at Congress headquarters in the national capital and addresses media.
6:08 PM: CBI issues Lookout Circular against former finance minister P Chidambaram.
5:04 PM: No hearing on Chidambaram's plea today. The Supreme Court will hear Chidambaram’s plea for anticipatory bail on Friday.
4:45 PM: P Chidambaram's lawyers say they are trying for listing of matter today itself.
3: 54 PM: Chidambaram's lawyers assemble in CJI's courtroom where Ayodhya hearing is going on; likely to mention his plea again.
2:32 PM: It looks unlikely that matter will be heard today since court proceedings will end at 4 pm. The CJI-led constitution bench is still hearing the Ayodhya matter.
2:31 PM: Justice Ramana refers the matter back to CJI, says only CJI can decide on the listing.
2:30 PM: Chidambaram's legal team says it is willing to give an undertaking to the court saying Chidambaram will not leave Delhi and continue to cooperate with the probe but insists on protection from immediate arrest.
2:29 PM: Chidambaram's legal team asks for immediate hearing but Justice Ramana says that the hearing cannot be held without the matter being listed.
2:26 PM: SC registrar now says defects have been cured.
2:25 PM: Chidambaram's legal team also seeks the quashing of ED's lookout notice and reiterates that Chidambaram has always cooperated with the investigations. The senior Congress' leader's legal team terms the lookout notice as unnecessary.
2:18 : Supreme Court Registrar has been summoned to Justice Ramana's court to explain the defects in Chidambaram's plea. Chidambaram's lawyer Sibal has maintained that there are no defects in the plea.
2:17 PM: Justice Ramana tells Sibal that the Registry has red-flagged defects in Chidambaram's plea.
2:11 PM: Supreme Court registry says Chidambaram's petition has defects.
2:07 PM: Chidambaram's legal team is back in Justice NV Ramana's court which had refused to hear the case earlier today. The CJI is still hearing the Ayodhya matter.
12:55 PM: Rahul Gandhi tweets:
Modi's Govt is using the ED, CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 21, 2019
I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power.
11:52 AM: ED issues fresh lookout circular against P Chidambaram to restrict his movement across land, air and seaports.
11:03 AM: CJI Gogoi hasn't issued any direction on the Chidambaram case so far nor has he heard Sibal and other lawyers representing former union minister.
10:58 AM: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's plea challenging the Delhi High Court order dismissing his petition for pre-arrest bail in the INX media case will be put before the CJI to consider for urgent listing.
10:52 AM: Sibal mentions Chidambaram's case before a SC bench headed by Justice NV Ramanna seeking an urgent hearing. Justice Ramanna refuses to hear the case, asks Sibal to mention the case in CJI's court.
10:50 AM: Bench headed by J N V Ramana says Chidambaram's plea will be put before CJI to consider for urgent listing.
10:38 AM: Senior lawyers Kapil Sibal, Salman Khurshid and Vivek Tankha are inside the courtroom representing the P Chidambaram.
10:25 AM: The legal team of P. Chidambaram has filed Special Leave Petition (SLP) in Supreme Court seeking interim relief against the Delhi High Court's order cancelling Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea.
9:42 AM: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweets:
but the truth is inconvenient to cowards so he is being shamefully hunted down. We stand by him and will continue to fight for the truth no matter what the consequences are.— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 21, 2019
9:39 AM: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team has left the residence of P Chidambaram. The team reached there in the morning hours before the top court hears Chidambaram's' plea.
7:43 PM: After CBI, Enforcement Directorate team reaches Chidambaram's residence.
Delhi: A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers arrives at the residence of P Chidambaram. Earlier today, Delhi High Court had dismissed his both anticipatory bail pleas in connection with INX Media case. pic.twitter.com/OlOqAaosZo— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2019
7:35PM: Six-member CBI team leaves Chidambaram's residence.
The team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers has left from the residence of P Chiadambaram. https://t.co/SnKbDKhElP— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2019
7:30 PM: The former finance minister, facing arrest, was not found at his residence at Jor Bagh in New Delhi when a CBI team reached his house.