Chennai: Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, granted bail by the Supreme Court in the INX Media case on Wednesday after 106 days in custody, will attend Parliament on Thursday.
Immediately after his father was granted bail by the Supreme Court, Karti Chidambaram welcomed the verdict even as he breathed a sigh of relief. “Phew. At last after 106 days,” a relieved Karti Chidambaram tweeted on Wednesday morning.
The SC said that P. Chidambaram (who got bail in INX Media money-laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate) would not leave the country without prior permission of the court and neither try to influence the witnesses nor tamper with evidence.
Karti told a private national TV that his father would visit the Parliament at 11 a.m. on Thursday and take up the issue of India's economic slowdown. “My father will come to Parliament tomorrow at 11 a.m. and he can speak on the economic crisis,” Karti said after P. Chidambaram was granted bail by the SC.
On his father finally getting bail, Karti said his father will be back home by Wednesday evening. “It's definitely a relief. I am very happy my father's coming out. This has been unwarranted incarceration,” Karti said. He also slammed the BJP and said, “If the BJP wants to suggest that the agencies are not controlled by them, then they can live in their land.”
The SC set aside the Delhi High Court's November 15 verdict denying bail to the former Union Finance Minister. The three-judge bench, headed by Justice R. Banumathi, granted the relief to the 74-year-old Congress leader on a personal bond of `2 lakh with two sureties of the like amount.
The bench, also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, restrained Chidambaram from giving any press interview or making any statements with regard to the case. The ED had arrested Chidambaram on Oct. 16 in the money-laundering case....