Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram arrested amid high drama

Chidamabram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a swift operation on Wednesday night

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Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI in two cases of alleged corruption and money laundering linked to INX Media, late on August 21, soon after he reached his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi following a dramatic appearance at a press conference at AICC headquarters.

Chidambaram was seated in the middle of a white car with CBI personnel sitting on his either side as he was driven straight to the headquarters of the probe agency, located barely a few kilometres away from his house.

Sources said CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla himself was present at the headquarters along with top officers for the questioning of former minister.

The moment Chidambaram arrived at his home from the press conference at the Congress headquarter on Akbar Road, the CBI personnel scaled walls and entered the premises.

A team of lawyers were present with Chidambaram at the time when he was taken into custody.

A team of CBI personnel had been keeping a surveillance outside Chidambaram's house ever since the Delhi High Court denied his anticipatory bail on Tuesday. The CBI team could not find him home but they swarmed the area keeping a vigil on the visitors.

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Published: 21 Aug 2019, 10:17 PM