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P Chidambaram arrested from his residence amid high voltage drama OneIndia News

Oneindia
Oneindia
17 days ago|830 views
IN HIGH VOLTAGE DRAMA WEDNESDAY EVENING SENIOR CONGRESS LEADER AND FORMER UNION MINISTER P CHIDAMBARAM WAS ARRESTED BY THE CBI FROM HIS RESIDENCE IN JOR BAGH. IN A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS, THE CBI HAD TO SCALE THE WALLS OF CHIDAMBARAM'S RESIDENCE TO REACH THE POLITICIAN AND PUT HIM UNDER ARREST FOR ALLEGED CORRUPTION LINKED TO THE INX MEDIA DEAL CASE. MOMENTS BEFORE HIS ARREST IN FULL MEDIA GLARE, CHIDAMBARAM HAD ADDRESSED A PRESS CONFERENCE FLANKED BY HIS CONGRESS COLLEAGUES WHERE HE CLARIFIED THAT HE WAS NOT MISSING ALL DAY BUT HAD SPENT IT IN CONSULTATION WITH HIS LEGAL TEAM. HE SAID THAT HE VALUES LIBERTY OVER LIFE, IF HE WERE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE TWO AND REFFERING TO THE PENDING SC ORDER ON HIS PLEA SEEKING RELIEF, CHIDAMBARAM SAID: LET US HOPE THE LAMP OF LIBERTY SHINES BRIGHT. ON WEDNESDAY, THE SUPREME COURT HAD REFUSED AN UURGENT HEARING ON HIS REQUEST FOR ANTICIPATORY BAIL AND SAID IT WOULD HEAR THE PETITION ON FRIDAY. SENIOR CHIDAMBARAM'S SON KARTI CHIDAMBARAM ARRIVED IN NEW DELHI TODAY. HE DEFENDED HIS FATHER SAYING THAT THE WITCH-HUNT AGAINST HIS FAMILY WAS BEING ORCHESTRATED TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM THE CRITICISM THE GOVT IS RECEIVING ON ARTICLE 370.