P Chidambaram gets bail by the Supreme Court, to remain in custody of ED

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Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who has been in judicial custody since September 5 in the INX Media corruption case, has been granted bail by the Supreme Court. The 74-year-old Congress leader, however, will remain in the custody of Enforcement Directorate till October 24, the top court said today. A three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi set aside the Delhi High Court’s September 30 verdict denying him bail in the corruption case.  Mr Chidambaram was arrested on August 21 by the CBI, which has charge sheeted him, his son Karti and several other bureaucrats for “causing loss to the exchequer” by allegedly committing offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code.