Hours after the Delhi High Court dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case, two separate teams from the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and the ED (Enforcement Directorate) reached his residence on Tuesday evening. However, the team had to return empty-handed because Chidambaram was missing from his home.
Speaking in the matter, Republic Media Network's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami explains 7 reasons why the actions taken by the CBI and ED against Chidambaram for money laundering in the INX media case are shameful for the both the former Union Minister who is absconding from the law and the Congress party.
What a shame for Chidambaram. And what a shame for the country that a Home Minister like a proclaimed offender, like fugative, like a criminal on the run, is in hiding. That Chidambaram is on the run reflects his deep sense of guilt at being caught. All that smugness has evaporated and he realises now that corruption possibly means jail. #ChidambaramMissing is the hashtag and here are 7 reasons why I think nothing can be more shameful:
Earlier on Tuesday, Delhi HC rejected Chidamabaram's anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case, significantly giving the investigative agencies a free hand to arrest and take the former Union minister into custodial interrogation, if needed. However, when the ED and SBI teams reached his residence later in the evening, he went missing. Top sources also told Republic that the Congress leader may be on the run as he faces arrest. As per top sources, the former Finance Minister was earlier at the residence of Congress leader Abhishek Manu Sighvi, but left after an hour-long visit. Sources further added that Chidambaram has gone underground.