The Delhi High Court will pronounce its verdict today on the anticipatory bail plea of former Finance Minister and veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX media case. A single bench of Justice Sunil Gaur will pronounce the verdict at 2:15 p.m. The anticipatory bail petition was filed by Chidambaram in the CBI and ED case. Since last year, the Delhi High Court has stayed Chidambaram's anticipatory bail.
Earlier, the CBI and ED had opposed Chidambaram's bail plea. However, the High Court had directed Chidambaram to cooperate in the ED and CBI probe and not to go out of the country without the permission of the court. In the Aircel-Maxim deal case, the CBI had also filed a charge sheet against former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in the Patiala House Court, making them accused.
The charge sheet says that P Chidambaram misused his power while serving as Finance Minister. A charge sheet has been filed against him under Section 120B of the IPC and Section 7, 1213 (2) of the PC Act. In fact, a total of 18 persons were accused in the case and a chargesheet was filed against them.