Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will be remained in Tihar jail as a Delhi court on Friday rejected his plea seeking to surrender before the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Chidambaram has been kept in Delhi Tihar jail since September 5 after his CBI custody expired. Chidambaram is facing probe in cases registered by the CBI and the ED pertaining to alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board(FIPB) clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when he was the Union Finance Minister.
On Thursday, Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court reserved its order on Chidambaram’s surrender application to ED. Last month, he was arrested by the CBI after the Delhi High Court rejected his petition seeking anticipatory bail in the case. He was later sent to CBI custody for interrogation.
The ED is also seeking his custodial interrogation related to money-laundering allegations.