The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's order which denied him anticipatory bail in the case being probed by the CBI. In a big setback to him, the Supreme Court has said that it is not inclined to interfere in the CBI arrest. The top court said that P Chidambaram can move for a regular bail at an appropriate court. The apex court said that his petition against the CBI became infructuous since Chidambaram had been arrested on August 21 by the central agency.
Chidambaram's lawyer argued that his case against CBI was not infructuous as he had approached the court prior to his arrest. Justice Banumathi asked if that still matters as he was arrested by the CBI. Sibal said that he came to court that very day and was told by the CJI that he can mention the matter the next day. He also said that Chidambaram had the right to be heard by the Supreme Court before getting arrested. He reiterated that the matter was listed for hearing but he was not heard by the top court.
However, the Supreme Court has said that it is inclined to dismiss Chidambaram's plea against the CBI. At this point, P Chidambaram's counsels Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi tried to convince the bench to not dismiss the petition. Singhvi also says that how can Chidambaram be faulted for the top court's actions, adding that he approached it with rocket speed. Singhvi asked how can a party or an individual be made to suffer on part of delay by the court. Singhvi plead with the apex court to reverse Chidambaram's arrest and that status quo before the arrest be restored, but the Supreme Court dissmissed the plea against the CBI.