The Supreme Court has granted bail to Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case registered by the CBI. However, the leader will continue to be in the custody of Enforcement Directorate (ED) till October 24 in the case filed by it. Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI in connection with the case in August.
He had filed a plea challenging the Delhi High Court verdict denying him bail in the case. The Congress leader, however, continues to be in custody of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and cannot walk free immediately. This judgement of the top court will not have any bearing on the other case.
Chidambaram can be released provided he is not arrested in any other case and on the personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. Chidambaram has to make himself available for interrogation, the top court stated.