P Chidambaram was taken to CBI headquarters after the agency’s officials scaled the boundary walls of his residence in Jor Bagh on Wednesday night to arrest him.
Delhi: P Chidambaram arrested, INX Media Case Live News Updates: Chidambaram will be produced before the Rouse Avenue court on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The senior Congress leader spent the night at the CBI guest house on the ground floor of the agency headquarters in the national capital.
Chidambaram arrested Live News Updates: Former Union minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested late Wednesday night for his alleged role in two cases of alleged corruption and money laundering linked to INX Media, will be produced before a special CBI court today where the investigating agency will seek his remand.
Speaking to reporters on his arrest, son Karti Chidambaram said, “First and foremost we are being targeted. There is no legal requirement for my father to be available to anybody…My father is a vehement, vocal and articulate critic of this government. The case has no legal basis, charges trumped-up.” The Lok Sabha MP also denied having any association with Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, the promoters of INX Media.
The Congress, on the other hand, came down heavily on the BJP government, accusing it of using the CBI and the ED as “personal revenge-seeking departments”. “Government using CBI, ED as personal revenge-seeking departments for the party in power as also those ruling country,” party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said.