A three judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the review petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against its judgment granting bail to former Union Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case
The judgment observed that there was no material to show that Chidambaram or his son Karti had approached any witnesses to influence them, as alleged by the CBI
Praying for the “errors apparent” in the judgment to be reviewed by the Supreme Court, the CBI had also prayed for the review petition to be heard in open court.
The investigating agency had highlighted the findings made in Paragraphs 28 to 31 of the judgment rendered by the Bench of Justices R Banumathi, AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy which dealt with the specific allegation of influencing witnesses in the case.
The findings of the Court “are contrary to record which is required to be corrected”, the review petition had stated.