New Delhi, October 30: Former Union Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, while on his way to the Tihar jail after a Delhi Court rejected his bail plea in the INX Media Case, questioned the European Union (EU) MPs visit to Kashmir. "European MPs may be invited to attend Parliament & speak in favour of the govt. Who knows? It may happen(sic)," said Chidambaram while he was being taken away by the police. The Delhi Court on Wednesday rejected the interim bail plea of former Union minister P Chidambaram, who sought relief on health grounds in the INX Media money-laundering case. Indian Opposition Leaders Should be Allowed to Visit Jammu And Kashmir, Says EU MP Nicolaus Fest After Visiting Valley.
Apart from this, the Delhi High Court also se sent Chidambaram to judicial custody till November 13, 2019. However, the court dismissed the Enforcement Directorate (ED)'s plea for one-day custodial interrogation of Chidambaram. INX Media Case: P Chidambaram Moves Delhi High Court Seeking Interim Bail on Health Grounds.
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#WATCH Delhi: While being taken to Tihar jail, Congress leader P Chidambaram speaks on the delegation of European Union (EU) MPs which visited Jammu & Kashmir y'day. Says "European MPs may be invited to attend Parliament & speak in favour of the govt. Who knows? It may happen." pic.twitter.com/gT3eugu2v6
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2019
Listening to the interim bail plea of the senior Congress leader, the Delhi High Court quashed it in which Chidambaram had moved an application -- through his advocate Kapil Sibal -- before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar.
The controversy over the European Union (EU) parliamentarians visiting Jammu and Kashmir has got the Opposition parties and leaders questioning the Narendra Modi government. The delegation embarked on the visit to Jammu and Kashmir on October 29. It was the first visit of any foreign delegation after the abrogation of Article 370. Before the visit, the 28-member delegation met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. However, opposition parties slammed the Centre for allowing the EU MPs to visit the Valley. They termed the decision against the sovereignty of India.