Congress strongly criticises Chidambaram’s arrest
The grand old party has strongly criticised the arrest of former home minister P Chidambaram by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The Congress alleged that the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation were being used as the personal revenge-seeking departments of the present government.
Minutes before his arrest, the senior Congress leader addressed the media in a press conference called at the headquarters of the party in Delhi.
During the meeting, he asserted that he had no relation with the corruption case levelled against him.
Today, while speaking to the media, the arrested Congress leader’s son, Karti Chidambaram, has reiterated the same statement.
Experts say that the case against the Congress strongman is very strong. The experts add that it is the statement of a woman that has helped the investigators find the connection of the Congress leader with the case.
Earlier, the top court of the country declined to consider the anticipatory bail petition filed by the Congress leader.
What witnessed last night was more than dramatic. The CBI officers even had to scale the walls of the leader’s house to arrest him.
As per a media report, last night, the leader was questioned by the CBI.
Last day, the ED officials were also there in the house of the leader to arrest the leader. They could not arrest him them as the CBI arrested him just before the ED reached the venue.
The CBI is expected to produce the leader before a judicial official today itself. The ED will continue their process to arrest the leader until they get him to be questioned.
This is the first time in the history of the country a former Central Home Minister has been arrested in connection with a serious corruption case, that too by an agency which he once headed.
The interesting fact is that years ago when the present Home Minister Amit Shah was arrested by the same agency this Congress leader was the Home Minister of the country then.
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