Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, under arrest in the INX Media corruption case, told the Supreme Court on Friday that in the last 43 days in jail, he had lost five kg weight and suffered two bouts of illness.
Chidambaram sought bail from the top court in the case and said following the two bouts of illness, he was administered antibiotics.
A bench of justices R Banumathi, A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy was told by Chidambaram’s lawyer Kapil Sibal that “during his 43 days in jail, he had suffered two bouts of illness for five and seven days respectively and was administered antibiotics”.
“He has lost weight from 73.5 kg to 68.5 kg,” the senior advocate told the court.
Sibal said with the onset of winter, the 74-year-old Congress leader might face more health complications.