P Chidambaram walks out of Tihad Jail after 106 day

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Former Union minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday night stepped out of Delhi’s Tihar Jail, hours later the Supreme Court gave him bail in conjunction with the Enforcement Directorate’s charges in the INX Media case.

The Union minister was brought into custody in August by the Central Bureau of Investigation. He was moved to Tihar on September 5 and was in the Enforcement Directorate’s custody since October 17. The Supreme Court granted him bail in the CBI case on October 22.

“There is not a single charge framed against me,” Chidambaram told as he stepped out of jail. “I am happy to step outside prison after 106 days and breathe the air of freedom,”. Chidambaram declined to talk on the case following the Supreme Court’s order but told reporters that he would address a press conference on Thursday.

Last month, the Delhi High Court had dismissed Chidambaram bail on the grounds that the charges were severe in nature and noted that he seemed to have “played an active role” in the alleged crime. However, the court noted that its observations were not final in nature.