A special CBI court on Thursday sent former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to CBI custody till August 26 in the INX Media case. The court has allowed Chidambaram's family members and his lawyers to meet him for 30 minutes a day in CBI's custody. The court also ordered that Chidambaram would be subjected to medical examination every 48 hours.
During the proceedings at Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the INX Media case, judge Solicitor General Tushar Mehta asked ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram to sit. However, Chidambaram, responding to repeated pleas to sit, told the judge, "No, no...It's okay...I will stand." Chidambaram didn't sit during the entire hearing despite a chair being brought near the accused box.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, arguing for CBI in INX Media case, said former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has "tremendous potential" of not cooperating in the investigation as he is "highly intelligent". CBI, which got 5-day custody of Chidambaram, said his son Karti also underwent custodial interrogation. The agency added it has the right to reach the root of the case.