Former Indian finance minister Chidambaram arrested in corruption case involving Malaysia's Maxis

Cheryl Sanders
August 22, 2019

In his petition, Chidambaram told the Supreme Court that if the present SLP is not taken up on an urgent basis then the sole goal of filing it will become "infructuous".

Amid protest by Congress workers outside his house, Mr Chidambaram was taken to the CBI headquarters in a white Maruti Ertiga vehicle. Why have the CBI and the ED not shown the same interest in making arrests in Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi case as they have in Chidambaram's case. Around 9.45pm he was finally brought outside in a vehicle. "He was directly taken to the 10th floor of the building, where he was to be kept for the night", said the official.

The report of this medical examination would have to be produced before the respective magistrate.

The agency had submitted that it has come across evidence in the form of conversations which only Indrani Mukerjea is privy to and will help consolidate the case.

"It was a similar drama when DMK leader Karunanidhi was arrested in the middle of the night by then chief minister Jayalalitha".

On Wednesday evening, Mr Chidambaram appeared at the Congress headquarters and addressed a press conference.

After this, Chidambaram's lawyers would have to move a regular bail application before a trial court at Rouse Avenue, Delhi.

After the press conference, in dramatic scenes televised across Indian media, police officers reached Chidambaram's residence and jumped over the wall to enter the premises.

The Congress leader was asked why he did not join the investigation "even though he was aware that he had been served notices".

The senior Congress leader, who is missing for almost a day, faces arrest after the Delhi High Court on Tuesday turned down his plea for anticipatory bail.

Apart from this, the CBI also questioned him on the source of the "new trail of income" that the agency claims to have discovered, which enabled the former finance minister to invest in properties both within the country and overseas. Have never met Indrani Mukherjea, only time I met her was during the CBI interrogation in Byculla jail.

Chidambaram suffered a major setback Tuesday as the High Court dismissed his anticipatory bail in the INX Media scam describing him as the "kingpin", and paved the way for the investigating agencies, CBI and ED, to arrest him.

Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP RS Bharathi on Thursday condemned the arrest of Congress leader P Chidambaram and accused the BJP of trying to intimidate the Opposition parties.

CBI officials at Chidambaram's residence on Wednesday.

Based on the FIR, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case against him.

"We will have to question him on kickbacks that he received from the deal and where all the money has been parked". Last year, the ED lodged a money laundering case.

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