After P. Chidambaram's arrest by the CBI officials, son, Karti Chidambaram left from his Chennai home to New Delhi on Thursday morning after a dramatic night at the AICC and subsequently at Chidambaram's residence.
Last night, speaking to the media, Karti reiterated his father, Chidambaram's words that were uttered during the Congress press brief at the AICC headquarters, saying that there is no charge sheet and no case against him and his father. On being asked about probe against him and his father in the INX Media case and other related cases, Karti targeted the CBI and claimed that if the agencies have evidence against them, they should file a charge sheet.
He said, "There is no chargesheet because there is no case. If the agencies have evidence, they should file a charge-sheet. Why are they not filing a chargesheet? There is still no chargesheet after so many summons and questioning," Karti Chidambaram said minutes after his father was arrested.
On being questioned over his father P Chidambaram's arrest, the Congress party leader maintained that the former Home Minister was in attendance of every summon issued by the investigative agency and that he was not absconding as opposed to the claims. Karti Chidambaram went on to state that they will go to the court and "will be vindicated".
"My father was not absconding. He has attended every summons issued to him. When a person's anticipatory bail is rejected, it is not mandatory for him to go and offer himself to any agencies. ED has summoned him a number of times and he has appeared every time. We will go to the court, we will be vindicated eventually," he added.
Along with Karti reaching the national capital, the Congress party is expected to hold a press brief at 10 AM on Thursday morning.
Due to security concerns, a medical examination was conducted at the CBI HQ by RML Hospital Medical team led by the Medical Superintendent at around 11 PM after the 'kingpin' was arrested at around 10 PM on Wednesday night.
The formal question would be conducted only post 10 AM on Thursday by the investigation team led by Parthasarathy, Dy SP.
Chidambaram will be produced at Special CBI Court, Rouse Avenue around 4 PM.
After being untraceable for almost 27 hours, the Congress senior leader P. Chidambaram made a surprise arrival at the AICC head office to address a press brief. Following which he reached his residence, wherein the CBI and ED officials were present to question the Parliamentarian.
In visuals emerging from the incident, the CBI team could be seen climbing walls to enter Chidambaram's house after being blocked at the main gate. P. Chidambaram was then apprehended for custodial interrogation in the INX media cases at the headquarters. Chidambaram spent the night at the Suit 5 of the CBI headquarters.