New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday challenged in the Delhi high court an order by a trial court remanding him to 14 days' judicial custody, and sought regular bail in connection with the INX Media case.

The plea, filed through advocates Arshdeep Singh and Akshat Gupta, said that the order of the trial court was "contrary to the settled law relating to judicial remand of an accused". It said the "judge has not appreciated that the liberty of an individual is involved". The former home minister was sent to Tihar jail on September 5 after the Central Bureau of Investigation moved an application saying that he be sent to judicial custody because he could tamper with evidence.

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