Two teams from the Central Bureau of Investigation has arrived at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's residence on Tuesday. As per sources, a team of five to six officers have arrived at his residence in the evening. Sources said that five to six people came in a car to his residence. However, as per sources, the former Union Minister has switched his phone off and is untraceable; the agency is on a look-out for him.
The former Union Minister was denied the anticipatory bail by the Delhi High Court in the INX Media Case earlier on Tuesday. The senior Congress leader had approached the court with an bail application in the corruption and money laundering case.
During arguments, both the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate had opposed Chidambaram's plea on the ground that his custodial interrogation was required as he was evasive during questioning. Both the probe agencies had contended that during Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister, FIPB clearance was granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs. 305 crore in 2007.
Hours after P. Chidambaram was denied bail by the Delhi High Court in the INX Media Case, a battery of Congress senior leaders and lawyers including- Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Salman Khurshid, and Kapil Sibal were confronted outside the Supreme Court.
Republic TV's Rhythm A Bhardwaj confronted the senior Congress lawyers over the subsequent actions that would be taken after the High Court denied bail to the former Union Minister.
In an unprecedented move, four Congress senior legal leaders who were in consultant with P. Chidambaram visited the Supreme Court and elaborating on the same, Congress' Kapil Sibal told Republic TV that they requested the Chief Justice to put a stay on the order.