General Congress secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweet on Wed.
In support of previous Union finance minister P Chidambaram, who faces arrest in the INX Media case, stating he was “shamefully hunted down”.
“A remarkably qualified and valued member of the Rajya Sabha, @PChidambaram_IN Ji has helped our society with loyalty for decades including as Finance Minister & Home Minister,” P
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“He face to face speaks truth to power and exposes the downfalls of this government, but the truth is embarrassing to cowards, so he is shamefully hunted down.
We stand by him and will stay to fight for the truth no matter what the results are,” she said.
The senior Congress leader handles arrest in the INX Media case, which concerns to the alleged crimes in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval to the media group for taking across funds to the tune of Rs 307/-cr at a time when was the Union finance minister. The CBI had filed an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging violations in the FIPB clearance, the Enforcement Directorate remained a money laundering case a year later.
After the Delhi High Court refused the former Union finance minister’s anticipatory bail plea, he proposed the Supreme Court seeking security from arrest in the case. Chidambaram’s lawyer Kapil Sibal asked the Supreme Court register for urgent listing of his appeal. The register asked Sibal to consider the matter before Justice NV Ramana on Wednesday.
Sibal, Abhishek Singhvi and Salman Khurshid are likely to highlight Chidambaram’s track record of returning to all summonses announced by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Enforcement Directorate (ED), cite the date of the claimed offence and other features and argue that there is no legal ground for his imprisonment.
On Tuesday, a few hours after the Delhi High Court had declined Chidambaram’s request for an awaiting bail in the INX Media case.
The CBI declared a notice asking him to appear before the inquiry officer “within 2-hours”.
The CBI notice has asked Chidambaram to appear before R Parthasarthy, CBI deputy SP, who is examining the case to record his statement under Section 161 of the CrPC. The notice, reportedly, has also done sent to his email ID.
A team of CBI officers visited his Jor Bagh home but left after authenticating that the former minister was not present there. They came back on Wed morning.
Chidambaram’s lawyer Arshdeep Singh Khurana has also written to the CBI in reply to the notice that the investigative agency had put up outside.
The senior Congress leader’s home on Tuesday evening.
According to his lawyer, the former Union minister has been authorised by the Supreme Court to mention the urgent Special Leave Petition upon the order before the court at 10:30 am on Wednesday.