Chidambaram arrest Live: CBI gets custody till Monday, court says allegations 'serious'
The CBI court's decision to send him in remand makes it clear that it is a corruption case. There is a prime facie case and that is why the court has remanded him to the probe agency's custody. Therefore, the Congress accusation that it is political vendetta is wrong.
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Chidambaram was constantly criticising the policies of the Central Govt and was pointing out their failures. The govt is not able to face the criticism and so they want to suppress the opposing voices.
This is a political witch hunt by the present government and more particularly by the Home Minister Amit Shah. The Home Minister feels aggrieved. He was in 2010, arrested in cases involving murder post-Godhra incident.
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Chidambaram being taken from court
INX Media Case: Former Union Finance Minister #PChidambaram being taken from Court after the Court sent him to CBI… https://t.co/jIFTkKQndN— ANI (@ANI) 1566479998000
Chidambaram has been taken back from the special court to the CBI HQ.
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Considering all facts and circumstances I am of view that police custody of Chidambaram is justified.
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Meanwhile...Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar is back in the courtroom. He will pronounce the order now.
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CBI is also investigating the trail of payments in several companies abroad and letter of Rogatory (LR) have been sent to the concerned countries: ANI reports quoting CBI sources.
NCP has alleged "political vendetta" behind the CBI and ED's actions against senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and MNS chief Raj Thackeray.
Present Union Home Minister Amit Shah must have felt he had to go to jail in a case when Chidambaram was the Union Home Minister (in 2010). The genesis of the action against Chidambaram is in that mindset.
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The anxious wait continues. It has been an hour now, special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar is yet to to be back with the order. Chidambaram is seated inside the courtroom.
Both sides wait for court order
Congress lawyers Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi outside CBI Court after hearing on former Finance Minister… https://t.co/yZdltVwgCC— ANI (@ANI) 1566474709000
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The arguments are over. Court reserves order on CBI's plea for 5-day custodial interrogation of Chidambaram. The order will be out in 30 min, reports say.
P Chidambaram in court: Please look at the questions and answers, there are no questions which I have not answered, please read the transcript.They asked, if I have bank account abroad, I said no, They asked if my son has an account abroad, I said yes.
There is high drama in court as Chidambaram starts speaking, and the SC jumps in and tries to object, reports Times Now.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for CBI: It is a serious case involving intelligent people and we will fail in our duty if we don't get to the root of the case.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for CBI: Right to interrogate is my duty, duty to the nation under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC ). We are merely seeking court’s permission to interrogate the accused further.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for CBI: We are not extorting confession but we have right to reach to the root of the case.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for CBI: There is a reasonable ground for Chidambaram's custody as he was evasive in his replies.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for CBI: Even Chidambaram's son Karti underwent custodial interrogation in the case.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta for CBI: Chidambaram has tremendous potential of not cooperating in probe since he is highly intelligent.
When P Chidambaram says in court he wants to speak, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objects and says he is being represented here by two senior advocates. Abhishek Manu Singhvi says there is Delhi HC Judgement that allows the accused to make a representation on his behalf.
Solicitor General counters Chidambaram's argument, says everybody is equal before court.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi for Chidambaram: Only old questions are being asked after arrest since last evening.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi for Chidambaram: Non cooperation is if probe agency calls me five times and I don’t go, non cooperation is not giving the answer they like to hear. They called P Chidambaram once, and he went. Where is non cooperation?
CBI seeks 5-day custodial interrogation of P Chidambaram
Abhishek Manu Singhvi for Chidambaram: CBI’s entire case is based on Indrani Mukherjea's evidence, and a case diary.
Kapil Sibal for Chidambaram: This is the case which has nothing to do with evidence but with something else.
Kapil Sibal for Chidambaram: If a judge has taken seven months to deliver the judgement(Delhi HC judgment rejecting anticipatory bail of Chidambaram) then is that the protected umbrella Chidambaram got? We are aggrieved.
What Kapil Sibal argues on behalf of Chidambaram
What CBI says is not the gospel truth
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Kapil Sibal for Chidambaram: Last night CBI said that they wanted to interrogate Chidambaram, they didn't start the interrogation till 12 noon and asked him only 12 questions. By now they should know what questions to ask.The questions had nothing to do with Chidambaram.
Kapil Sibal for Chidambaram: Investigation complete as draft charge sheet is ready. Sanction was sought. Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval is given by 6 Govt Secys,none have been arrested. This is a case of documentary evidence. He(Chidambaram) has never skipped interrogation.
Kapil Sibal for Chidambaram: The accused in this case is Karti Chidambaram who was granted regular bail by the Delhi High Court in March 2018, challenges in Supreme Court not interfered. Other accused also got bail. Peter and Indrani Mukerjea on default bail.
What CBI argues in court
# Custodial interrogation of Chidambaram necessary to unearth quid pro quo and larger conspiracy.
# Money trail in the scam made out and has to be probed