Congress's Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal, both senior lawyers arguing on behalf of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, produced today in a special CBI Court, contested a number of arguments made by investigating agencies. While Mr Sibal questioned how the CBI claimed Mr Chidambaram was not cooperating, Mr Singhvi questioned how the CBI was using Indrani Mukerjea, an accused in the INX media case, as the basis to make a caseagainst the former union minister. The CBI court's verdict has allowed the agency custody to Mr Chidambaram till Monday. The CBI court has also allowed Mr Chidambaram's family and lawyers a daily half an hour visit.
, after the arguments made by Mr Sibal and Mr Singhvi as well as the CBI's counsel, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
The CBI yesterday, in full view of television cameras, arrested P Chidambaram, from his south Delhi residence, by climbing the walls of his house.
The agency has asked for five days' custody, arguing that a "monumental and serious" offence like money laundering cannot be uncovered unless they are allowed to interrogate him in custody.