The judicial custody of former Union minister P Chidambaram has been extended till October 17.
During hearing before the special CBI judge AK Kuhar, the CBI informed the bench that a bail plea has also been moved in the Supreme Court by Chidambaram’s counsel.
Meanwhile, Chidambaram’s counsel Kapil Sibal has moved a separate application demanding the former minister and; veteran Congress leader be allowed to have home-cooked food owing to his ailing health.
A report of the medical officer from Tihar has also been filed before the court to seek permit to have food from home.
the Tihar Jail manual does not allow prisoners to get home food, and the jail authorities in their; reply before the court pointed out that there is no provision for such a concession.
The SG, however, informed the court that the government has consented to the relief.
The court has for now allowed Chidambaram to get home-cooked food for one meal per day.
In the bail plea, Chidambaram’s lawyers have argued that the high court bench had relied on; “unsubstantiated allegations” to deny bail.
Chidambaram, who was also the Union home minister during the UPA rule, was arrested by the CBI on August 21 from his Jor Bagh residence.
Chidambaram was produced before the Rose Avenue court on Thursday after the expiry of his judicial custody.
He lodged in Tihar Jail, was produced before Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar.