Update: Nalini, Karti Chidambaram reach CBI Headquarters in New Delhi to meet P Chidambaram, CNN News18 has reported.
Aircel Maxis case: Court reserves order on anticipatory bail plea of Chidambarams for September 3
A Delhi Court Friday refused to adjourn the Aircel-Maxis case against former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti on the pleas by CBI and ED, which sought the adjournment saying that another case pertaining to INX Media involving them was pending before the Supreme Court.
The court then reserved order on Chidambarams anticipatory bail application for September 3, extending the interim protection from arrest to them till then.
It, however, gave liberty to CBI and ED to argue anytime before that date.
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The hearing witnessed heated exchange of words between prosecution counsel and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and senior advocate and Chidambaram's party colleagues Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi. (PTI)
The Supreme Court was hearing two separate petitions today filed by P Chidambaram, challenging the Delhi High Court August 20 verdict by which his anticipatory bail was dismissed in the cases registered by both the agencies -- CBI and ED.
In the CBI case, a special court on August 22 sent Chidambaram for custodial interrogation after he was arrested on the night of August 21.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that Chidambaram cannot be arrested in the ED case till Monday as he is already in the custody of the CBI and a person cannot be arrested simultaneously by two agencies. (PTI)
UPDATE | Both CBI and Enforcement Directorate matters to be heard again on Monday (August 26) in Supreme Court.
JUST IN | Supreme Court grants interim protection from arrest to former Union Minister P Chidambaram till August 26 in connection with INX media case probed by Enforcement Directorate. He is in CBI custody till August 26. (ANI)