Karti Chidambaram reacted to the arrest of his father P Chidambaram, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader in the INX Media case outside the Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday. P Chidambaram on Thursday has been sent to 14-day judicial custody till September 19 at the Tihar jail by the Rouse Avenue Court. He will be lodged in Jail No 7 at Tihar. This development has come shortly after the Congress leader was denied anticipatory bail by the Supreme Court in the INX Media money laundering case.
"This is a process which we are well aware of. I had gone through the same process last year. So we will go through the process and have my father home soon hopefully. I know what has to be done legally and this is how things work unfortunately after police custody for investigation judicial custody follows. Even though I don't see any merit in the Judicial custody particularly for the events which apparently happened 11 years ago and they are still nowhere close to filing a charge sheet and I am sure people will contrast the various judicial pronouncements which has come out today," said Karti Chidambaram.
Speaking about the allegations against his father, he further stated that, "I reiterate once again that both the Aircel-Maxis and the INX Media case are non-cases and they will never see the light of day. I don't think proper charge sheets will ever be framed and we will never have trials, but for political reasons, we have to go through this process where human critics of the government will be targeted. We will deal with this. I think you should contrast there have been multiple orders today, they are both about the FIPB and there is the trial court which has seen voluminous documents and has come out with the ruling."
Earlier on Thursday, a Special Court in Delhi granted anticipatory bail to Chidambaram and his son Karti in the Aircel Maxis cases filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Pronouncing the verdict, the court said that in event of arrest, both P and Karti Chidambaram can be released on a personal bond of Rs. 1 lakh and one surety of like amount. Both of them have been under the scanner of the CBI and ED in the Aircel-Maxis case as well as the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.