As if I am Ranga-Billa: Chidambaram as HC denies bail

And yet, senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who is appearing for his 74-year-old colleague in the Congress, said the court rejected his bail on the ground that the offence he has accused of is of serious nature.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: November 27, 2019 17:15 IST
As if I am Ranga-Billa: Chidambaram as HC denies bail

It has been a roller coster ride in Chidambaram’s case as the former finance minister bail petition had rejected by the High Court yet again. Congress leader P Chidambaram has faulted the Delhi High Court order for rejecting his bail request while also rejecting claims that he would tamper with evidence before the Supreme Court.

And yet senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who is appearing for his 74-year-old colleague in the Congress, said the court rejected his bail on the ground that the offense he got accused of is of a serious nature. “If court’s argument of gravity of the offence is accepted, then I will never get bail,” Sibal told the bench led by Justice R Banumathi.

Chidambaram's lawyer Kapil Sibal said, "It says that a wrong message will get to the public if I am released on bail as though I am some Ranga-Billa.

"Ranga and Billa were two hardened Bombay criminals who came to Delhi soon after their release from Arthur Road jail. They kidnapped two teenagers and brutalized them in August 1978.

Chidambaram got arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case. The CBI had alleged irregularities in a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007, during Chidambaram’s tenure as the finance minister.




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