The CBI team will likely seek a14-day remand of the former Finance minister, who is expected to move a bail application. Since ED is also investigating this matter, they will also press for Chidambaram’s custodial remand once CBI’s remand ends.
Congress, Karti Chidambaram hits back
Congress spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala said that the former finance and home minister was arrested for an allegation made against him in 2007, almost a dozen years before 2019. He also stated that officials of the company which were involved in the case were not arrested. “A seasoned man with 40 years’ dedication to the public was arrested on the statement of a jailed woman who has been charged with murdering her own daughter,” he said, adding that there was no evidence against him in the FIR.
Randeep Surjewala said that the Congress leader’s arrest is a ploy to distract the people from the sinking economy and the “unfathomable crises in various sectors of the economy.” He added that the Government is hell-bent upon using the CBI and ED as a personal revenge-seeking department and termed it as a personal vendetta.