P Chidambaram, Now In Enforcement Directorate Custody, Leaves Tihar Jail

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Delhi: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram left Delhi’s Tihar jail today, more than a month after he was taken there, as a court sent the 74-year-old Congress leader to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate in the INX Media money laundering case till October 24. Allowing the probe agency to question Mr Chidambaram in custody, the court also granted him permission to have home cooked food, a separate cell, a western toilet and medicines. The Enforcement Directorate opposed his request for air-conditioning. “We will take care of his security. Home food, western toilet and family visits will be taken care of,” the agency told the court. Arrested by the CBI on August 21, Mr Chidambaram had been in judicial custody at the Tihar jail since September 5 in the INX Media corruption case filed by the CBI.