After spending 106 days in custody, former finance minister P Chidambaram walked out of Tihar Jail at 8.13pm on Wednesday, 4 December after the Supreme Court granted him bail in the money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate.
He has already been given bail in another case arising out of the INX Media scam which is being probed by the CBI.
In an unusual order, the court barred him from giving interviews or making public statements in connection with the case. It also restrained him from leaving the country without the trial court’s permission, directed him to appear before the ED whenever summoned, and warned him not to tamper with evidence or attempt to intimidate or influence witnesses.
Chidambaram was granted conditional bail, subject to executing bail bonds for a sum of Rs 2 lakh with two sureties of like amount.