Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is facing the threat of arrest, failed on Wednesday to get protection from the Supreme Court which decided to hear on Friday his petition seeking a stay of the Delhi High Court order that had dismissed his anticipatory bail plea.
Registrar (Judicial) informed Chidambaram's lawyers that Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has listed the matter for hearing on Friday. Soon after getting the message from Registrar (Judicial), a team of lawyers led by senior advocate Kapil Sibal had short deliberation in the consultation room after which they left the apex court.
Chidambaram, who was ta home minister and finance minister in the UPA government from 2004-2014, had sought a stay on the Delhi High Court's Tuesday judgement dismissing his anticipatory bail plea, paving the way for his arrest in cases related to the INX Media scam. The cases have been lodged by the CBI and the ED.
To discuss this, CNBC-TV18 spoke with Ashwani Kumar, former minister of law; Sanjay Hegde, a lawyer at Supreme Court; Majeed Memon, a lawyer at Supreme Court; NS Kharayat, former assistant director of CBI and Charu Pragya, BJP spokesperson.