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P Chidambaram sent to ED custody

October 18, 2019

The interrogative custody of former finance Minister P Chidambaram has been extended till 24 October by a Delhi Court.

Chidambaram is currently in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money laundering case.

The court has ordered that the 74 year old senior Congress party leader be provided facilities such as a western toilet, home-cooked food and medicine, while he is in ED custody.

"We will take care of his security. Home food, western toilet and family visits will be taken care of," ED representative told the court.

Before being arrested by the ED, Chidambaram was lodged in the Tihar jail under the judicial custody of CBI.

Enforcement Directorate had appealed to the court for a 14-day custodial interrogation for P Chidambaram. Earlier the court had also issued a production warrant against him on Wednesday.

While the former FM remains in custody he has been slamming the Modi government on social media for the current economy if the country.

P. Chidambaram tweeted, " I have asked my family to tweet the following on my behalf: Two more economic indicators for you to draw your own conclusions- 1. Imports are down by 13.9%, exports are down by 6.6%. Meaning, thousands of jobs are lost every month. 2. Bank credit declines by Rs. 80,000 crore in five months between March and August 2019. Meaning, there is practically no new investment."

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