Chidambaram in CBI remand until Aug 26

P Chidambaram, former Home Minister and Finance Minister of India during UPA regime was arrested yesterday. He is accused in the INX media scam of 2007.

P Chidambaram is accused in the 305 crore INX media scam in 2007 when he was Finance Minister. After High court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of him on tuesday, he got disappeared soon after that. ED and CBI were looking for him for 29 hours.

Apex Court denied to listen plea on urgent basis

On Wednesday, when Apex Court denied to hear the plea of his bail plea on urgent basis, ED and CBI officials reached to his residence to arrest him, but came empty hands. Look out notice for Chidambaram was also issued. After lot of drama and hide & seek game, he came at AICC office and addressed the press conference.

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram addressing a press conference with party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi at AICC HQ, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to grant any protection from arrest to Chidambaram in the INX media case. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan)(PTI8_21_2019_000190B)

Soon after press conference, He left for his house and almost after half an hour, he was arrested from his residence. Officials had to climb the wall in order to enter his house.

Interesting to know Facts

This would have been the nightmare for him that the CBI office he inaugurated in 2011, he was kept at same place as an accused. Another interesting fact is in the year 2010, when Amit shah was charged with Sohrabuddin case and was arrested by CBI, Chidambaram was Home minister. Today Chidambaram is accused in Scam and Amit Shah is Home Minister.

What all happened today

CBI officials have asked him questions in 3 round but Chidambaram have been non cooperative with them.

Today, He was produced in CBI court and hearing began at 3.20pm. CBI lawyer has moved the application to grant 5 day Custody of P Chidambaram.

What Subramaniam Swamy said

Subramaniam Swamy reacted after Chidambaram’s Arrest, “We the people have to ensure that the embedded persons in our official set up who are bonded by favours to PC do not use their official position to harm the honest officers who made the held-impossible as possible— PC in jail.”

Many Congress top leader and some opposition leaders came in support of Chidambaram

This is how social media reacted missing of Chidambaram

On Wednesday, #ChidambaramMissing and #ChiddiBhagModiAaya was trending.

After lot of argument by both sides in court, Special court of CBI sent Chidambaram on remand till 26 August.