Big Setback to P Chidambaram, judicial custody extended till Oct 3


NEW DELHI: The Troubles are not leaving alone yet to former Union Minister P Chidambaram and has given him an another setback, a Delhi court on Thursday extended his judicial custody till October 3 in connection with the INX Media corruption case.

Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also allowed medical examination of Chidambaram. The court extended the judicial custody of Chidambaram after CBI sought extension of the Congress leader's judicial remand.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for CBI, sought extension of the judicial custody and said there has been no change of circumstance from the day he was first sent to jail.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who is appearing for Chidambaram, opposed CBI's plea to extend his judicial custody.

Sibal moved an application on behalf of Chidambaram seeking regular medical checkup and adequate supplementary diet during judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

He said that the 73-year old Congress leader is suffering from various ailments and has lost weight during the custody, to which he was sent on September 5.

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