CBI finally arrests Chidambaram after 55 mts drama


New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram was arrested here by the CBI in connection with INX media case on Wednesday night, officials said.

73-year-old Chidambaram who made a surprise appearance at the Congress Headquarters was arrested by the CBI team soon after he reached his Jor Bagh residence, they said.

He was taken to CBI headquarters by a team of officials, they said.

Delhi Police personnel blocked access to Chidambaram’s house, even as milling media persons tried to get a better view of the happenings inside. Later, a CBI team arrived in a car to take the senior Congress leader into custody.

Once inside, the CBI team completed the formalities of Chidambaram’s arrest in the presence of his team of lawyers.

Chidambaram was driven to the CBI headquarters in a white car, with him seated in the middle and CBI personnel on either side.

Sources said CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla himself was present at the headquarters along with top officers for the questioning of former minister.