Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested by the CBI on Wednesday night from his residence in South Delhi in connection with INX media corruption case amid high drama, was produced in a special CBI court today.
After a hearing that lasted for close to three hours, the court gave the CBI custody of the Congress leader till August 26.
A CBI spokesperson earlier said Chidambaram was arrested on the basis of a warrant issued by a competent court.
As per reports, Chidambaram is now on his way to the CBI headquarters. Chidambaram's family can meet him for 30 mins daily.
Meanwhile, Chidambaram's arrest has been widely condemned by Congress leaders across the country, who have accosted the BJP of hatching a 'conspiracy'.
In Assam, for instance, the Congress workers of Tinsukia district staged protests against the arrest of the former Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram on Wednesday night.
The protesting Congress workers burned the effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
One of the protesters said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), since assuming power, has been torturing Congress leaders and not only Congress; the other parties’ leaders are also facing the same dangers. All are in danger and nobody knows who will be picked up and against which false allegation.”
Another protester said, “P Chidambaram has been picked up based on the statement of a lady who herself is in the jail, and that too on the charges of killing her own daughter. Everything is a conspiracy by the BJP government.”
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