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P Chidambaram released from Tihar jail after over 100 days

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New Delhi: New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, who was confined in Tihar Jail for over 100 days, was released on bail on Wednesday night.

After the Congress leader spoke to the media persons and said that the agencies who accused him in different cases could not prove a single charge.

The veteran leader was given a rousing reception by thousands of Congress workers upon his release from the jail. The party workers greeted their leader, who was confined for 105 days, by raising slogans hailing him.

The security personnels had a hard time in controlling the crowd.

The Supreme Court Wednesday said there was no material to indicate that Congress leader P Chidambaram or anyone on his behalf had "restrained or threatened" a witness who refused to be confronted with him during probe in the INX Media money laundering case filed by the ED.

The apex court, which granted bail to the 74-year-old former finance minister in the case, dealt with the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) submissions that he wields influence over witnesses and there was likelihood of tampering of evidence.

"With regard to the witness having written that he is not prepared to be confronted as he is from the same state, the appellant (Chidambaram) cannot be held responsible for the same when there is no material to indicate that the appellant or anyone on his behalf had restrained or threatened the concerned witness who refused to be confronted with the appellant in custody," a bench headed by Justice R Banumathi said.

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