Three days after the Delhi High Court dismissed his bail plea, former Finance minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking an early hearing on his bail plea in the INX media case.
Chidambaram counsel and senior advocate Kapil Sibal moved the plea before a bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana.
Justice Ramana said the listing of the former minister’s plea would be decided by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and forwarded it to him for consideration.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested Chidambaram on August 21.
Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram were named in the INX Media case by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, who is currently in jail in Mumbai in connection with the murder of Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora.
The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a money laundering case against Chidambaram.