P Chidambaram facing arrest

Sun Online Desk

21st August, 2019 07:00:26 printer

P Chidambaram facing arrest

Indian former union minister P Chidambaram, with investigating agencies on his trail, will not get any legal reprieve on Wednesday with the Supreme Court refusing an urgent hearing on his request for anticipatory bail. The court will hear the petition on Friday. The Enforcement Directorate and the CBI have put out lookout circulars for Mr Chidambaram, who has not been seen since the High Court denied him protection from arrest on Tuesday, after which the CBI visited his home in Delhi twice. 

"It is a monumental magnitude of money laundering case," the CBI told the top court, arguing against  Chidambaram's request for protection from arrest. 

Senior lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal told a three-judge bench Mr Chidambaram was ready to guarantee he would not run away but the hearing was not listed over what appeared to be a technicality.