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#PChidamabaramArrested
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is likely to be produced before Special CBI Court at Rouse House Avenue, Delhi in a few minutes.
Senior Advocate Dr A M Singhvi is present in the Court
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN CBI will be seeking custody of Chidambaram for more days for interrogation in the INX case
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN As per law, the Magistrate can grant custody up to 14 days at a stretch
#INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN Watch this space for live updates from the CBI special court
#PChidambaram #PChidamabaramArrested #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha are also present in the Court.
Nalini Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram, Chidambaram's wife and son, were also seen in the premises
@KartiPC
#PChidamabaramArrested #PChidamabaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Senior Advocates Dayan Krishnan (who appeared for P Chidambarma in Delhi HC) also present
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Earlier, Karti Chidambaram was remanded to eleven days custody by the CBI court in the #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC The CBI cavalcade has reached the Court
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC P Chidambaram has been taken inside the Special CBI Court through the back gate of Rouse Avenue complex
#PChidamabaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC It is understood that Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is appearing for CBI
#PChidamabaram #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Breaking : Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram formally produced by CBI before the Special CBI Court at Rouse Avenue in Delhi in INX Media case
#PChidamabaram #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC CBI seeks 5 days custody
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC SG Tushar Mehta apprising the court of the offences in INX media case
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Non bailable warrant had been issued by CBI court on the basis of which he was arrested : SG Tushar Mehta
#PChidambaram #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Solicitor General- right to silence is constitutional right, which I concede. But he was evasive to the questions which were put to him, questions which only he can answer.
#PChidambaram #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC He needs to be confronted with other co-accused : SG Tushar Mehta #PChidambaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Chidambaram remained evasive and non cooperative during interrogation on previous occasions. I'm not saying he was silent. He was evasive : SG Tushar Mehta
#PChidambaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC At least 5 days remand is required to interrogate him since he has been non cooperative during investigation : SG
#PChidamabaramArrested
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Citing the HC judgment by J Gaur, SG reads that the gravity of the offence is such that pre arrest bail cannot be ordered
#PChidamabaramArrested #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Effective interrogation would only be possible only in custody : SG
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Solicitor General places the case diary and investigation carried on so far before the judge
#PChidambaram #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Serious and informed role of the accused is made out from the case diary and the money trail needs to be probed into : SG Tushar Mehta #PChidamabaramArrested
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC SG reads SC judgment on how custodial interrogation is beneficial to investigation
#PChidamabaram #INXMediaScam
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal @KapilSibal staring submissions for @PChidambaram_IN
#PChidambaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @KapilSibal Sibal says that all other accused in the case, including Karti Chidambaram, have been granted bail in the case
#PChidamabaramArrested
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @KapilSibal Co-accused Karti Chidambaram has been granted regular bail by Delhi HC.
The CA, Bhaskaraman on anticipatory bail.
Peter and Indrani Mukherjea on default bail : Sibal
#PChidamabaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @KapilSibal The investigation is already complete as a draft chargesheet is ready. So custodial interrogation is not necessary : Sibal #PChidamabaramArrested #INXMediaScam
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @KapilSibal The FDI clearance was granted by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board and Chidambaram merely approved it as Finance Minister. He had no key role in granting clearance : Sibal #PChidambaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @KapilSibal The CBI has not arrested or questioned anyone from FIPB but is targeting Chidambaram. FDI clearance for INX media was a collective decision, with the then Finance Minister merely approving it in ordinary course of business : Sibal #PChidamabaramArrested
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @KapilSibal The case is that of documentary evidence, where FIR filed after 10 years, and he was questioned just once. You could have called him again :Siblal
#PChidambaram
@DrAMSinghvi @PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @KapilSibal When they took him into custody last night, he (Chidambaram) said he had not slept in 24 hrs, and requested them to take him next morning. CBI said no, we want to interrogate you. : Sibal
They didn't interrogate him at night, said would do at 8 :30am. They didn't till noon. They asked 12 questions, of which 6 had been answered earlier : Sibal
#PChidambaram
Sibal- CBI says he was evasive, check and ask what questions were asked. He answered them all and said he had already answered 6 of those questions
#PChidamabaramArrested
If CBI needs to interrogate such a serious case, why only question him once. And look at those 12 questions he was asked. Why didn't they ask more pertinent questions : Sibal
#PChidamabaramArrested
All other accused on bail. They could write a letter to me asking for documents required for the investigation. Did they do that? No : Sibal
#PChidambaram
I have a serious objection to the manner in which the accused was dealt with : Sibal
#PChidamabaramArrested
Sibal concludes
Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi starts arguments
@DrAMSinghvi
#PChidamabaramArrested
Arrest is the exception. Not the rule. Their entire case is based on Indrani Mukherjea's evidence and a case diary : Singhvi #PChidamabaramArrested
Is an investigative agency so thirsty for arrest when after June 2018, you haven't called him even once : Singhvi #PChidamabaramArrested
Approver is a status, not evidence : Singhvi
#PChidamabaramArrested
I argue triple test for the grant of bail. SG's entire case is based on the singular allegation of evasion : Singhvi
#PChidamabaramArrested
Just because my answers aren't what they want to hear, it doesn't mean I'm not cooperating.
Putting out a hypothetical situation that Chidambaram was not cooperating, AMS reads an SC judgment citing the right against self incrimination : Singhvi
#PChidamabaramArrested
Non cooperation is not when I don't answer the way you want me to answer. It is when you call 10 times and I say no 5 times. Here I've been called only once in 14 months. I've not been evasive, I've answered your questions : Singhvi #PChidamabaramArrested
The Prosecution hasn't made any allegations of tampering evidence or Chidambaram being a flight risk : Singhvi #PChidamabaramArrested
Singvhi citing three tests for denying bail :
1) Non cooperation
2) Tampering of evidence
3) Risk of fleeing

None of these present in the case #PChidamabaramArrested
Reading from a SC judgment, AMS says an Investigating agency has to make out a strong case that further investigation would be impossible.
Police custody is an exception.
Agency must assuredly tell court that without custody investigation cannot go forward #PChidamabaramArrested
My client is here with me. You can ask him the questions here itself : Singhvi @DrAMSinghvi
#PChidamabaramArrested
@DrAMSinghvi SG Tushar Mehta objects. This is beyond procedures of the court. How can questions related to investigation be asked here. I did not object to two counsels arguing for Chidambaram, but this is objectionable
#PChidamabaram #INXMediaCase
@DrAMSinghvi SG Tushar Mehta- we are not dealing with an uninformed illiterate. It's not that he's not answering questions depricating himself, or is answering what we want to hear, but he's been evasive regarding questions which we expect him to have knowledge of
@DrAMSinghvi SG- Karti Chidambaram was remanded to custody and then granted regular bail (refuting what Sibal said regarding co accused being out on bail) by HC
@DrAMSinghvi P Chidambaram makes a request to speak. Solicitor General objects to it
#PChidamabaram
@DrAMSinghvi SG- investigation has not been completed.

I would request the court to consider the position of the Prosecution here
@DrAMSinghvi SG : Even today Chidambaram remained evasive. Accused's lawyers say tell us the 12 questions were asked, what were asked, what was not answered..that cannot be done in a court of law
#PChidamabaramArrested
@DrAMSinghvi These are not things to be shared here. Interrogation of the offence is my duty. You cannot say interrogation didn't start at 8.30. We started at 10.30. Is that a ground to oppose my case? : SG
@DrAMSinghvi Flight risk etc is not relevant. We'll be failing in our duty to the nation as a prosecution if we don't reach the bottom of the matter : Solicitor General #PChidamabaram
@DrAMSinghvi Kapil Sibal asking judge permission to allow P Chidambaram speak
@DrAMSinghvi SG objects. "Please do not allow this. Please do not set a new precedent"
@DrAMSinghvi Judge tells Chidambaram to brief his counsel. Chidambaram says if there's anything extraneous judge can stop him from making a quick 2 min statement
@DrAMSinghvi Court reserves order. To be pronounced after half an hour
@DrAMSinghvi Before the Court reserved order, Chidambaram said that he had answered everything.
"Allegation that 5 Million whatever was never put to me.

They only asked if I had a foreign account, I said no. If my son had a foreign bank account, I said no."
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