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Supreme Court declines to hear anticipatory bail plea after CBI arrest
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Supreme Court declines to hear anticipatory bail plea after CBI arrest

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New Delhi, 26 Aug, 2019: Supreme Court rejected one the three bail pleas of Ex Finance Minister P. Chidambaran on Monday as infructuous. Now Supreme Court will take up the other two bail pleas on Monday itself.

Refusing to hear the plea, the Supreme Court bench said that this plea cannot be entertained after the arrest of Chidambaram by CBI. The apex Court has said it cannot convert their petition against rejection of anticipatory bail by the Delhi High Court into a petition for regular bail. The top court said Chidambaram may move regular bail before the concerned court that is the special CBI court that sent him to CBI custody for four days on Thursday.

Justice R Banumathi observed that the plea against anticipatory bail has become infructuous and Chidambaram’s lawyers – Kapil Sibal and AM Singhvi – had not yet filed a third petition against the CBI remand. “It has not been listed so far. And we can't pass order on listing. It is for the CJI to do”.