Sibal Plays Victim Card Over Chidambaram Not Getting Immediate Hearing In SC For Anticipatory Bail Plea

Sibal Plays Victim Card Over Chidambaram Not Getting Immediate Hearing In SC For Anticipatory Bail PleaCongressman and lawyer Kapil Sibal. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images)

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal appeared to be playing the victim card over his client and party colleague P Chidambaram not getting an immediate anticipatory bail hearing before the Supreme Court.

Chidambaram has now been arrested by the CBI in connection with the INX Media scam and would be produced before a Delhi court today (22 August).

Chidambaram whose anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Delhi High Court on 20 August, knocked on the doors of the Supreme Court but failed to get a hearing.

The apex court’s registry first noted that there were defects in Chidambaram’s plea and it was likely to be rejected. Later, the presiding judge in SC decided to pass on the petition to CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

This did not go down well with Chidambaram’s lawyer Kapil Sibal.

In his statement Sibal questioned if a citizen isn’t entitled to be heard by the court and called it a “matter of great concern” for members of the legal fraternity. He also added that this treatment meted out to Chidambaram needs to be a matter of great concern for Indian citizens.