INX Media Case: Delhi Court Extends Judicial Custody Of Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram Till 27 November

INX Media Case: Delhi Court Extends Judicial Custody Of Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram Till 27 November Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram (Qamar Sibtain/India Today Group/Getty Images)

A Delhi Court on Wednesday (13 November) extended the judicial custody of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the money laundering case relating to INX Media till 27 November.

Chidambaram was produced before Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar via video conferencing at the end of his judicial custody.

The video conferencing was conducted following security concerns as the lawyers at all district courts in Delhi are abstaining from work.

Chidambaram is being probed for his alleged involvement in irregularities in granting the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to INX Media during his term as the Finance Minister.

Earlier on 30 October, the court sent Chidambaram to judicial custody till 13 November. The court also allowed Chidambaram's request to have a separate cell, subject to availability, medicines and a western-style toilet.

The former finance minister was arrested on 21 August, and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in judicial custody.

(With inputs from IANS)