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After day-long high drama, CBI arrests Chidambaram

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New Delhi: After a day long high drama, central bureau of investigation ( CBI) has finally arrested Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram on August 21.

Chidambaram was arrested at his house at about 9.50 pm, and the arrest was regularised later.

It was not that easy an operation for the CBI officials who had to climb the gate of the house and gain entry into the house through backdoor to execute the warrant.

As Chidambaram was taken in a car to CBI headquarters, irked Congress workers staged a flash protest.

Chidambaram who had allegedly ‘vanished’ ever since the Delhi high court rejected his anticipatory bail plea in INX media scam, on August 20, made a surprise appearance at AICC headquarters on August 21 at 8.19 pm.

Soon after addressing media, where he claimed innocence, Chidambaram hurried towards his house and the gates were locked up to prevent CBI sleuths from entering the house.

Chidambaram is facing the charge of allowing foreign direct investment ( FDI) in INX media, to the tune of Rs 305 crore, when he was the finance minister.

– Team Mysoorunews

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