INX Media scam: Chidambaram produced before Delhi court

Former finance minister P Chidambaram. (PTI File Photo)

Former finance minister P Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in INX Media corruption case, was produced before a Delhi court on Thursday after the expiry of his judicial custody.

Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar Jail, was produced before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar.

The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as the finance minister.

Chidambaram, who was Union home minister as also finance minister during the UPA rule from 2004 to 2014, was arrested by the CBI on August 21 from his Jor Bagh residence.

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