Chidambaram’s counsel seeks transcript of ED interrogation

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s counsel today sought transcripts of the interrogation conducted by the Enforcement Directorate on three dates in the INX Media money laundering case.

The hearing is underway before an apex court bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna. Appearing for Chidambaram, senior advocate Kapil Sibal said the agency cannot place documents in the court randomly and ‘behind the back’ for seeking custody of the accused.

On Monday, the court extended till Tuesday the protection from arrest given to Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED.

Lie-detector test to be conducted?
Reports said the CBI may seek permission from court to conduct a lie-detector test on Chidambaram. The investigating agency may also seek permission to bring Chidambaram and Indrani Mukerjea face-to-face for questioning. It is said Chidambaram has not been giving clear answers to questions related to testimony made by Indrani.