Congress stalwart P Chidambaram surfaces! Still elusive as CBI and ED are trying to overcome the game of wits and catch with the former Union Minister.
After an incredible 24-hour game of catch where authorities couldn’t find P Chidambaram, the former Finance and Home Minister has finally surfaced on Wednesday evening. This is the newest development relating to the INX Media case where the former Finance Minister is being indicted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED).
After an incredible 24-hour game of catch, former Finance and Home Minister P Chidambaram has finally surfaced
After the senior Congress leader was denied the anticipatory bail, he had moved the Supreme Court requesting protection from arrest. However, the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi listed the anticipatory bail plea for listed for August 23.
Chidambaram went Phantom
The Congress leader had been incommunicado since yesterday which had also prompted CBI to issue a lookout notice against him. Both the CBI and ED had reached Chidambaram’s residence to arrest him but were unable to locate the former Union Finance Minister.
In the meanwhile, a team of four senior lawyers — Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha, Salman Khurshid and Dayan Krishnan — challenged the Delhi High Court’s order revoking the interim protection from arrest that was granted in 2018.
A Game of Catch
But then in a fresh twist, Chidambaram surfaced today. He made a dramatic press conference at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi before heading to his residence. A team of CBI officers followed him to his posh Jor Bagh residence.
CBI officials were denied entry into the resident and had to leap over the walls into Chidambaram’s home.
Developments hit even more mercury after the CBI officials were denied entry into the resident and had to leap over the walls into Chidambaram’s home. Currently, the CBI is trying to find a way inside Chidambaram’s residence amid media frenzy.
Stay tuned for latest updates.