Reportedly former Union minister P chidambaram, who is in jail in a money laundering case, on wednesday sought bail in the delhi high court, saying as evidence is documentary and in custody of probe agencies, he cannot tamper with it. Meanwhile the senior congress leader's counsel told Justice suresh Kait that the prosecution's complaint (charge sheet) has not been filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the court and how can chidambaram influence witnesses, when he does not know them.
Furthermore chidambaram is in the tihar jail in the INX media money laundering case. Perhaps since the beginning, the probe agency's case was never that the congress leader tried to influence witnesses, but suddenly in october, when he was in custody, it was alleged that he had tried to put pressure and influence key witnesses, senior advocate kapil sibal, representing chidambaram, said.
Moreover the court, which was hearing submissions of 74-year-old Chidambaram's counsel on his bail plea, listed the matter for hearing the ED's arguments on november 8. Apparently the probe agency said the contention of the senior congress leader that no offence is made out against him is "untenable in law" and his plea is liable to be rejected. chidambaram had earlier sought anticipatory bail in the money laundering case from the high court which dismissed the plea and the decision was challenged in the supreme court which also refused to grant him the relief.