P Chidambaram Arrested LIVE Updates: P Chidambaram Arrested By CBI, Enforcement Directorate

P Chidambaram INX Media Case: Earlier today evening, P Chidambaram appeared at the party office and addressed a press conference. Referring to the CBI's lookout circular against him in the INX Media case, he said he was not hiding from the law, but was seeking protection from it.

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P Chidambaram Arrested LIVE Updates: P Chidambaram Arrested By CBI, Enforcement Directorate

INX Media Case: CBI, Enforcement Directorate officials climbed walls to enter P Chidambaram's residence

New Delhi: 

Former union minister P Chidambaram was today arrested over the INX media case amid high drama outside his residence, which saw CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials climb the walls of his residence to make the arrest. A huge presence of P Chidambaram's supporters and those protesting his arrest, along with a huge media presence resulted in chaos and the calling of the CRPF to reign in the security situation.

Earlier today evening, P Chidambaram appeared at the party office and addressed a press conference. Referring to the CBI's lookout circular against him in the INX Media case, he said he was not hiding from the law, but was seeking protection from it.

Earlier, Mr Chidambaram was granted no immediate relief by the Supreme Court this morning after he asked for an urgent hearing on his petition against the rejection of anticipatory bail in the INX Media case. "It is a monumental magnitude of money laundering case," the CBI told the top court, which forwarded his petition to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

The Supreme Court will hear P Chidambaram's plea on the INX Media case on Friday, as per lawyers.

In his petition, Mr Chidambaram had told the Supreme Court to take up his case for interim relief urgently, arguing that his antecedents are impeccable and there was no possibility of him "fleeing from justice". Requesting more time to appear before the CBI, Mr Chidambaram asked for interim relief "or else he would suffer irreparable loss".

Here are the LIVE Updates in the INX Media case:


Aug 22, 2019
01:42 (IST)
P Chidambaram has been lodged at Suite 3 (Guest room), Ground Floor of CBI headquarters
Aug 21, 2019
22:54 (IST)
P Chidambaram Arrested: Congress supporters protest outside CBI headquarters

Congress supporters protest outside CBI headquarters

Aug 21, 2019
22:51 (IST)
READ HERE: INX Case: P Chidambaram Arrested From Home By CBI Amid High Drama
Former Union minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation this evening after high drama outside his South Delhi home, complete with slogan-shouting supporters, police and unprecedented visuals of investigators scaling walls and roof to gain access. He has been taken to the agency office for questioning.
Aug 21, 2019
22:50 (IST)
INX Media Case: READ HERE: P Chidambaram Arrested In INX Case: The High Drama Amid Which P Chidambaram Was Arrested From Home By CBI
Congress leader P Chidambaram, who had gone incommunicado for a day after his anticipatory bail in the INX Media case was rejected, was on Wednesday arrested by the CBI amid unprecedented drama at his Delhi residence. Video footage showed the officials scaling walls to enter the house.
Aug 21, 2019
22:47 (IST)
INX Case: P Chidambaram taken to hospital for a medical check-up

 P Chidambaram taken to hospital for a medical check-up.
Aug 21, 2019
22:36 (IST)
INX Media Case: "Howsoever mighty you may be..." BJP MP Tejasvi Surya tweets on P Chidambaram's arrest

"Howsoever mighty you may be, the law is above you," tweets BJP MP Tejasvi Surya on P Chidambaram's arrest.
Aug 21, 2019
22:34 (IST)
INX Case: "Shameless witch-hunt," tweets Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala

"The shameless witch-hunt & unheard of abuse of CBI/ED by Modi Govt 2.0 is playing on every TV screen in India. It's a sham and shame that democracy stands dead in the hands of the BJP," tweeted Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala.
Aug 21, 2019
22:09 (IST)
INX Case: Attempt at diverting attention from serious issues, says Karti Chidambaram

This is an attempt at diverting attention from serious issues and theatrics and voyuerism to satisfy some people, Karti Chidambaram was quoted as saying in Chennai by news agency PTI
Aug 21, 2019
22:04 (IST)
READ HERE: INX Media Case: P Chidambaram Arrested From Home By CBI Amid High Drama
Former Union minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation this evening after high drama outside his South Delhi home, complete with slogan-shouting supporters, police and unprecedented visuals of investigators scaling walls and roof to gain access. He has been taken to the agency office for questioning.
Aug 21, 2019
22:04 (IST)
INX Media Case: The race to arrest P Chidambaram started after he appeared at Congress headquarters to address a press conference

The race started earlier this evening as P Chidambaram -- sought by investigative agencies for nearly 24 hours in connection with a corruption case -- appeared at the Congress headquarters.
Aug 21, 2019
22:03 (IST)
INX Media Case: P Chidambaram arrested by CBI, ED

Former Union minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation this evening after high drama outside his South Delhi home, complete with slogan-shouting supporters, police and unprecedented visuals of investigators scaling walls and roof to gain access. He has been taken to the CBI office for questioning.
Aug 21, 2019
22:01 (IST)
INX Media Case: P Chidambaram has been bought to CBI Headquarters

P Chidambaram has been bought to CBI Headquarters after a team of CBI, ED officials arrested him from his residence.
Aug 21, 2019
21:52 (IST)
INX Media Case: Delhi police escorts P Chidambaram, on his arrest

A team of Delhi police escorts P Chidambaram after he is arrested by CBI, Enforcement Directorate
Aug 21, 2019
21:50 (IST)
BREAKING: P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister, Arrested After High Drama At Home

P Chidambaram, Former Finance Minister, Arrested After High Drama At Home
Aug 21, 2019
21:47 (IST)
BREAKING: INX Media Case: P Chidambaram arrested by CBI, ED officials

BREAKING: P Chidambaram has been arrested after a large team of CBI, ED officials reached amid chaos outside his residence
Aug 21, 2019
21:42 (IST)
INX Case: CBI officials have entered P Chidambaram's house, CRPF officials called in to deal with security situation

CBI officials have entered P Chidambaram's house. CRPF officials have been called in to deal with the security situation.
Aug 21, 2019
21:31 (IST)
INX Case: Karti Chidambaram tweets on "drama and spectacle being enacted by the agencies"

Karti Chidambaram, son of P Chidambaram, outside whose house investigative agencies are waiting to arrest him, tweeted saying the agencies were enacting "drama and spectacle".

"The drama and spectacle being enacted by the agencies is to simply sensationalise and satisfy the voyeuristic pleasure of some," he said in a tweet.
Aug 21, 2019
21:26 (IST)


Aug 21, 2019
21:25 (IST)
INX Media Case: P Chidambaram not opening door to his residence, CBI officials wait outside to make arrest

P Chidambaram is not opening the door to his residence, as CBI officials wait outside to make arrest.
Aug 21, 2019
21:24 (IST)
See Here: CBI, ED officials enter P Chidambaram's residence

CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials entered P Chidambaram's house. A team of officials is inside. P Chidambaram is also inside. Earlier, CBI officials scaled the walls of P Chidambaram's home.



Aug 21, 2019
21:09 (IST)
INX Media Case: READ HERE: CBI Team Climbs Wall At P Chidambaram's House After He Appears
Former Union minister P Chidambaram arrived at the party office of the Congress this evening after daylong BJP accusations of evading arrest. The senior Congress leader was not seen since the High Court denied him protection from arrest on Tuesday, after which the CBI visited his home in Delhi twice.
Aug 21, 2019
21:07 (IST)
WATCH: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official jumps the gate of P Chidambaram's residence to get inside: news agency ANI

Aug 21, 2019
21:07 (IST)
INX Media Case: Another CBI team has left for P Chidambaram's residence

Another CBI team leaves for P Chidambaram's residence in Delhi's Jor Bagh
Aug 21, 2019
21:04 (IST)
SEE HERE: INX Media Case: To enter P Chidambaram's residence, CBI officials climb wall

CBI officials climb wall to enter P Chidambaram's residence


Aug 21, 2019
20:53 (IST)
INX Media Case: CBI team reaches P Chidambaram's residence

A CBI team has reached P Chidambaram's residence
Aug 21, 2019
20:48 (IST)
INX Media Case: "I will respect law even if applied with an unequal hand by probe agencies," said P Chidambaram

"I will respect law even if applied with an unequal hand by probe agencies," P Chidambaram said reading out from a written statement and flanked by several senior Congress leaders. He did not take any questions from journalists and left the venue after finishing his statement.
Aug 21, 2019
20:48 (IST)
INX Case: "Let's hope the lamp of liberty will shine bright and illuminate the whole country," said P Chidambaram

"Until Friday and beyond, let's hope the lamp of liberty will shine bright and illuminate the whole country," P Chidambaram said, suggesting that the probe agencies should not arrest him until the top court decides on his bail plea, according to news agency PTI.
Aug 21, 2019
20:47 (IST)
INX Case: "Now I shall walk with a clear conscience," says P Chidambaram

"Now I shall walk with a clear conscience and head held high. In the name of freedom, I can only hope and pray that investigative agencies will respect the law," said P Chidambaram at the Congress party office.
Aug 21, 2019
20:46 (IST)
INX Media Case: "Was aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law," says P Chidambaram

"I was aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law. On the contrary, I was engaged in pursuit of justice," Mr Chidambaram said at a press conference at the party office.
Aug 21, 2019
20:45 (IST)
READ HERE: P Chidambaram Appears At Congress Office, Says Not Accused Of Any Offence
Former Union minister P Chidambaram arrived at the party office of the Congress this evening after daylong BJP accusations of evading arrest. The senior Congress leader was not seen since the High Court denied him protection from arrest on Tuesday, after which the CBI visited his home in Delhi twice.
Aug 21, 2019
20:43 (IST)
INX Media Case: P Chidambaram reaches his Jorbagh, Delhi residence

P Chidambaram reaches his Jorbagh, Delhi residence
Aug 21, 2019
20:22 (IST)
Lies have been spread by pathological liars: P Chidambaram
Aug 21, 2019
20:21 (IST)
On my behalf, lawyers and my friends moved the top court. They urged the CJI for urgent hearing and interim protection. While they were moving the court, we prepared papers last night, completed the task this morning. I was working alongside them. I was aghast that I was accused of hiding from law, on the contrary, I was seeking protection of the law: P Chidambaram
Aug 21, 2019
20:19 (IST)
I was accused of running away from justice, on the contrary I was in pursuit of justice: P Chidambaram
Aug 21, 2019
20:17 (IST)
P Chidambaram is addressing a press conference.
Aug 21, 2019
20:16 (IST)
P Chidambaram reaches at the Congress office.
Aug 21, 2019
18:48 (IST)
READ HERE: "Shame": BJP Hits Out At Congress Over P Chidambaram Case
The Congress should be ashamed that its senior leader P Chidambaram has turned into an "absconder", the BJP said today after daylong attack from leaders of the opposition party over what it called "persecution" of citizens.
Aug 21, 2019
18:46 (IST)
READ HERE: Shashi Tharoor Backs Persecuted Chidambaram With A Tweet And A Big Word
A day after probe agencies summoned Union Minister P Chidambaram in an alleged money laundering case involving INX Media, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor came out in his support with a tweet claiming that justice will prevail in the end. And true to his style, he took the opportunity to treat his followers on social media to yet another tongue twister of a word.
Aug 21, 2019
18:36 (IST)
INX Media Case: After ED, CBI issues look out circular against P Chidambaram, reports news agency PTI

The CBI has issued a Look Out Circular against former finance minister P Chidambaram to prevent him from leaving the country, officials said on Wednesday, reported news agency PTI.

The agency has alerted all the airports to prevent Chidambaram from boarding a flight, they said, adding the circular was issued recently.
Aug 21, 2019
17:46 (IST)
INX Media Case: "Why agencies are in hurry?" tweets Ashok Gehlot

In another tweet, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said the attempt to "humiliate" P Chidambaram is "noting but politics of vendetta".

"Every citizen of this country has the right to defend himself  legally then why agencies are in hurry ? Chidambaram ji has served the nation for decades in various capacities. Attempt to humiliate him is nothing but politics of vendetta. We stand by him. Justice will prevail," he said in the tweet.
Aug 21, 2019
17:44 (IST)
INX Media Case: "Totally unjusitified," says Ashok Gehlot on "targeting" P Chidambaram

In two tweets, Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress veteran Ashok Gehlot tweeted saying it was "totally unjustified the way Central investigating agencies  are targeting and harassing former Cabinet minister Sh P.Chidambaram."
Aug 21, 2019
17:41 (IST)
INX Case: AIADMK asks P Chidambaram to "face" INX media money laundering case and not "run away"

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday asked beleaugered Congress leader P Chidambaram to "face" the INX Media money laundering case and not "run away", comments that came on a day when the ED issued a fresh lookout circular against the former Union Minister.

Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister and senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar said the central agencies-- CBI and ED--were acting against Chidambaram following a "court decision," apparently referring to the Delhi High Court denying the Congress veteran anticipatory bail in the case on Tuesday.

"The court itself has said he is the kingpin (in the money laundering case)...any case has to be faced, there is no point running away," he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI, in an apparent reference to the whereabouts of the former Union Minister allegedly not being known.

"It will be good for him to face the case," Mr Jayakumar added.

AIADMK ally DMDK, led by actor-turned-politician Vijayakant said that anyone who has committed corruption should face punishment.
Aug 21, 2019
16:55 (IST)
BREAKING: INX Media Case: Supreme Court to hear P Chidambaram's plea on Friday

Supreme Court to hear P Chidambaram's plea on Friday
Aug 21, 2019
16:51 (IST)
READ HERE: INX Media Case: Congress, Gandhis Come Out In Support Of P Chidambaram, Hit Out At Centre
The Congress today rallied behind its senior leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who is wanted by two investigative agencies in a corruption case. A lookout notice was issued this morning against the former minister as CBI and the Enforcement Directorate failed to locate him since last evening. While Rahul Gandhi called it a "disgraceful misuse of power", his sister Priyanka Gandhi said the former minister was being "shamefully hunted down".
Aug 21, 2019
16:31 (IST)
INX Media Case: Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's bench rises for the day without P Chidambaram's counsel mentioning his petition: news agency PTI

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's bench rises for the day without P Chidambaram's counsel mentioning his petition, reports news agency PTI
Aug 21, 2019
16:30 (IST)
INX Media Case: P Chidambaram's lawyers holding deliberations in Supreme Court's consultation room, reports news agency PTI

P Chidambaram's team of lawyers having deliberations in the consultation room in Supreme Court, according to news agency PTI
Aug 21, 2019
16:29 (IST)
INX Media Case: P Chidambaram's lawyers say they are trying for listing of matter today itself, reports news agency PTI

P Chidambaram's lawyers say they are trying for listing of matter today itself, reports news agency PTI
Aug 21, 2019
16:26 (IST)
INX Media Case: P Chidambaram's counsel waiting for Registrar's message on listing of petition, reports news agency PTI

Coming out of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's court, P Chidambaram's counsel says they are waiting for Registrar's message on listing of petition, reported news agency PTI
Aug 21, 2019
15:55 (IST)
P Chidambaram's lawyers assemble in Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's court room: news agency PTI

P Chidambaram's lawyers assemble in Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi's court room where Ayodhya hearing is going on; likely to mention his plea again, reported news agency PTI.
Aug 21, 2019
15:20 (IST)
DMK President MK Stalin today said former Finance minister P.Chidambaram is a legal expert and he will face the charges against him legally. Stalin was asked by reporters about the Delhi High Court's denial of anticipatory bail to Chidambaram. Calling the Central government's action against the former minister a "political vendetta", Stalin said: "Chidambaram is a legal expert and he will face the charges against him legally." Stalin also said his party's Members of Parliament will on Thursday participate in a Opposition protest in Delhi to demand the release of Jammu & Kashmir political leaders from house arrest. Fourteen parties will be taking part in the protest.
Aug 21, 2019
13:47 (IST)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today joined the chorus from his party condemning the government over the case against former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who faces arrest in a corruption investigation after a court denied his request for protection from arrest. Earlier, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also tweeted that the senior Congress leader was being "shamefully hunted down".

Aug 21, 2019
13:46 (IST)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today joined the chorus from his party condemning the government over the case against former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who faces arrest in a corruption investigation after a court denied his request for protection from arrest. Earlier, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also tweeted that the senior Congress leader was being "shamefully hunted down". "Modi's government is using the ED (Enforcement Directorate), CBI and sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram. I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power," Rahul Gandhi, who quit as Congress president over the party's national election defeat, tweeted on Wednesday.

Aug 21, 2019
13:32 (IST)
Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by P Chidambaram has certain defects, as a result of which the Supreme Court registry is not in a position to clear it for a mentioning before the Supreme Court, news agency ANI quoted as saying. 
Aug 21, 2019
13:12 (IST)
Congress' spokesperson Madhu Goud Yaskhi tweeted saying this is a clear case of political vendetta.
Aug 21, 2019
12:57 (IST)
As former finance minister P Chidambaram faces arrest in connection with the INX Media case, Rahul Gandhi accused the government of misusing agencies like the ED, CBI, along with certain 'spineless sections of media' to induldge in the 'character assasination' of Chidambaram. 
Aug 21, 2019
12:55 (IST)
A Timeline Of Events Since Yesterday In INX Media Case
1. Former union minister P Chidambaram was granted no immediate relief by the Supreme Court this morning after he asked for an urgent hearing on his petition against the rejection of anticipatory bail in the INX Media case.

2. In the morning, the CBI team of six officials has once again paid a visit to P Chidambaram's residence in South Delhi's Jor Bagh after various teams of  Enforcement Directorate tried to locate him overnight but were unable to find him anywhere.

3. Congress MP P Chidambaram's lawyer asked the Central Bureau of Investigation under what law his client has been told to appear within two hours in an alleged corruption case. 

4. The CBI on Tuesday posted a notice outside Mr Chidambaram's house, ordering him to appear before it "within two hours". The agency was looking for the former Union Minister after his anticipatory bail request in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court.

5. Mr Chidambaram faces arrest in what is dubbed the "INX Media case", in which he is accused of facilitating foreign investment in a media company as Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA government in 2007, at the instance of his son Karti, who allegedly received kickbacks for his role.

Aug 21, 2019
12:27 (IST)
What is INX Media case?
Mr Chidambaram faces arrest in what is dubbed the "INX Media case", in which he is accused of facilitating foreign investment in a media company as Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA government in 2007, at the instance of his son Karti, who allegedly received kickbacks for his role.

Aug 21, 2019
11:42 (IST)
Congress tweeted in support of P Chidambaram, calling him an extremely qualified & respected leader, he has served this nation with dedication & humility. We stand by his quest for truth no matter what.
Aug 21, 2019
11:24 (IST)
After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a look-out notice against P Chidambaram, who hasn't been available at his residence when the CBI and Enforcement Directorate visited him, Sanjay Nirupam has accused the government of treating a senior politician like a thief. "Look out notice for P. Chidambaram ? It sounds a bit too much. Country's scholarly politician, former Home minister and Finance minister being treated like a thief". 
Aug 21, 2019
11:07 (IST)

Former union minister P Chidambaram was granted no immediate relief by the Supreme Court this morning after he asked for an urgent hearing on his petition against the rejection of anticipatory bail in the INX Media case. "It is a monumental magnitude of money laundering case," the CBI told the top court, which forwarded his petition to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. In his petition, Mr Chidambaram had told the Supreme Court to take up his case for interim relief urgently, arguing that his antecedents are impeccable and there was no possibility of him "fleeing from justice".



Aug 21, 2019
11:00 (IST)
Former union minister P Chidambaram was granted no immediate relief by the Supreme Court this morning after he asked for an urgent hearing on his petition against the rejection of anticipatory bail in the INX Media case. "It is a monumental magnitude of money laundering case," the CBI told the top court, which forwarded his petition to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. In his petition, Mr Chidambaram had told the Supreme Court to take up his case for interim relief urgently, arguing that his antecedents are impeccable and there was no possibility of him "fleeing from justice". Requesting more time to appear before the CBI, Mr Chidambaram asked for interim relief "or else he would suffer irreparable loss".
Aug 21, 2019
10:49 (IST)
No Immediate Top Court Relief For Chidambaram
The hearing has begun and the Supreme Court has said that it cannot pass an order on Chidambaram's plea that seeks an urgent hearing and also seeks interim relief against Delhi High Court cancelling his anticipatory bail. Justice Ramana says that he will forward the case to Chief justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, since this is a case of 'monumental money laundering'. 

Aug 21, 2019
10:30 (IST)
Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed in Supreme Court by lawyers of P Chidambaram seeking interim relief against yesterday's order of the Delhi High Court canceling Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea.
Aug 21, 2019
09:43 (IST)
As former Union Minister P Chidambaram appeared to face arrest in a corruption investigation, Senior lawyer and Congress leader Salman Khurshid, on being asked 'how do you see the CBI action?', says Extremely unfair. 

Aug 21, 2019
09:40 (IST)

As former Union Minister P Chidambaram appeared to face arrest in a corruption investigation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted in support of the senior Congress leader, alleging that he was being "shamefully hunted down" for speaking the truth. Investigating agencies have been on Mr Chidambaram's trail after a court yesterday denied him protection from arrest in a case in which he is accused of facilitating, as the country's Finance Minister, a huge infusion of foreign funds in the company INX Media, at the instance of his son Karti Chidambaram, who allegedly received kickbacks for his role.



Aug 21, 2019
09:37 (IST)
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has seconded Priyanka Gandhi in vouching for Chidambaram's credibility, as has worked closely with him since 1986.
Aug 21, 2019
09:37 (IST)
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted, "India witnesses worst kind of virulent vendetta by Modi Government as the BJP runs a police state. Judge reserves judgement for 7 months and delivers it 72 hours before retirement, CBI/ED are sent to raid as a respected former FM is hounded. Banana Republic?"
Aug 21, 2019
09:32 (IST)

 Chidambaram remained away as a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team arrived at his home in Delhi this morning, a day after a court rejected the former Finance Minister's request for protection from arrest. Last night, the CBI had pasted a notice outside the house asking Mr Chidambaram to appear before them within two hours of receiving the note. Mr Chidambaram faces arrest in what is dubbed the "INX Media case", in which he is accused of facilitating foreign investment in a media company as Finance Minister in the Congress-led UPA government at the instance of his son Karti, who allegedly received kickbacks for his role.


Aug 21, 2019
09:06 (IST)
Youth Congress tweeted saying, The voice of reason, dignity and knowledge always resonates power. That very voice is today hunted by the sick, cowardly, dictatorial Modi government.
Aug 21, 2019
08:43 (IST)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted in support of the senior Congress leader, alleging that he was being "shamefully hunted down" for speaking the truth. Investigating agencies have been on Mr Chidambaram's trail after a court yesterday denied him protection from arrest in a case in which he is accused of facilitating, as the country's Finance Minister, a huge infusion of foreign funds in the company INX Media, at the instance of his son Karti Chidambaram, who allegedly received kickbacks for his role.

Aug 21, 2019
08:32 (IST)
Chidambaram's Lawyer Kapil Sibal Seeks Urgent Hearing
The agencies probing the case - the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate- visited the senior Congress leader's South Delhi home On Tuesday's evening but left as he was not in. Late in the evening, the agency put up a notice outside his home and e-mailed him a copy. Three officials - one from the CBI and two from Enforcement Directorate -- are waiting at the former minister's home. Mr Chidambaram's legal team, led by Kapil Sibal, is challenging the High Court order in the Supreme Court and are expected to request for an early hearing today, sources said.

Aug 21, 2019
08:20 (IST)
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh condemns the CBI action, says that this is nothing but 'Political vendetta' 
Aug 21, 2019
07:30 (IST)

Congress MP P Chidambaram's lawyer has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation under what law his client has been told to appear within two hours in an alleged corruption case. The CBI on Tuesday posted a notice outside Mr Chidambaram's house, ordering him to appear before it "within two hours".


Aug 21, 2019
07:29 (IST)
CBI Notice Outside Chidambaram's House
Congress MP P Chidambaram's lawyer has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation under what law his client has been told to appear within two hours in an alleged corruption case. The CBI on Tuesday posted a notice outside Mr Chidambaram's house, ordering him to appear before it "within two hours". The agency was looking for the former Union Minister after his anticipatory bail request in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court.

Aug 21, 2019
07:28 (IST)
INX Case
Mr Chidambaram has been questioned several times in the case, which involves alleged kickbacks received by his son Karti Chidambaram in exchange for allowing INX Media, a television company, to receive foreign funds to the tune of Rs. 305 crore in 2007. At the time, Mr Chidambaram was the finance minister in the UPA government headed by Manmohan Singh. Investigative agencies alleged that he was instrumental in providing government clearance to INX Media to receive the funds.

Aug 21, 2019
07:27 (IST)
P Chidambaram Denied Anticipatory Bail
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader  P Chidambaram's request for anticipatory bail was rejected by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, opening up the possibility of his arrest in the INX Media case. The court said bail cannot be granted just because Mr Chidambaram is a parliamentarian. "Facts of the case prima facie reveal that the petitioner is the kingpin, that is, the key conspirator in this case," the judge said.

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