The Enforcement Directorate had on Thursday told the court that Chidambaram’s arrest was necessary in the INX Media money laundering case and it will do so at an appropriate time.
Chidambaram’s counsel had contended that the ED’s submission is mala fide and intended to make him suffer.
Chidambaram is already in judicial custody in the INX Media corruption case being probed by the CBI.
ED had told the court that since Chidambaram was already in the judicial custody in the CBI case, he was not in a position to tamper with the evidence.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, had said that ED had come to the Congress leader’s house to arrest him on August 20 and 21 but now they do not want to do so just to ensure that he remains in judicial custody.