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  • 7:43 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Thursday criticised the BJP government for pursuing vendetta politics against the party’s leaders. “The sole intention is to malign P Chidambaram and the Congress…This is nothing but vendetta politics against Congress leaders,” he said.

  • 7:25 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: A Supreme Court bench of Justice R Banumathi and Justice AS Bopanna will hear tomorrow pleas of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram filed against the Delhi High Court’s order rejecting his anticipatory bail plea in cases of CBI and ED.

  • 7:08 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: Meanwhile, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury came out in support of the former Finance Minister and said, “The law will take its own course, but the manner in which it was done, the drama that ensued was completely objectionable.”

    DMK chief M K Stalin also lashed out at CBI officials for scaling the walls of the Congress leader’s house on Wednesday to gain entry and said that he considered it an “insult to India”.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel attacks Centre, backing Chidambaram.

  • 6:53 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: “Considering all facts and circumstances I am of view that police custody of Chidambaram is justified,” says the judge. Lawyers and family of Chidambaram will be allowed to meet him for 30 minutes every day, says court.

  • 6:51 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: Chidambaram is on his way to the CBI headquarters. Medical test of Chidambaram has to be conducted for 48 hours in accordance with the law, Court tells CBI.


  • 6:43 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: Special CBI Court sends former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to CBI custody till August 26.

  • 6:05 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: Supreme Court to hear P Chidambaram’s plea against the CBI tomorrow, whereas his petition against the Enforcement Directorate is still on August 27.

  • 6:02 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: Karti Chidambaram, son of P Chidambaram, calls Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s arguments a “Master class”.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    P Chidambaram Arrested in INX Media Case LIVE: The court is expected to announce the verdict any time now.

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested from his Jor Bagh residence late Wednesday night after a 30-minute high voltage drama in connection to a money laundering case pertaining to INX Media, is set to appear in court today.

The CBI is investigating Chidambaram in the INX Media case, which it had registered on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the FIPB clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during his tenure as Finance Minister.

CBI sleuths whisked Chidambaram away late last night and are reported to have begun questioning early Thursday morning.

The former Union Minister will now appear in a PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court in Delhi.

Meanwhile, his son Karti Chidambaram has also been arrested from Chennai and brought to the national capital for the same case.

Karti Chidambaram was arrested on February 28, 2018, by the CBI for allegedly accepting money to facilitate the FIPB clearance to INX Media. He was later granted bail.