Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested as he was not cooperating with the investigating agencies, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Thursday.
“There is evidence..,” he told PTI.
Reddy said it was the court which will try the case, not the government and law will take its own course.
“He was arrested as he was not cooperating with the investigating agencies. He should have cooperated.
There is proof and evidence against (him) as to who took money from whom and through which bank… total records are there..,” he said.
Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation from his residence at New Delhi late on Wednesday in connection with the INX Media case.
Kishan Reddy said the scandal took place when the UPA government was in power and the present government had nothing to do with it.
During the UPA government’s tenure from 2004-14, Chidambaram was handling the finance ministry portfolio between 2004 and 2008, before becoming home minister from December 2008 to July 2012.
He returned to the finance ministry for the rest of the UPA-II term that ended in 2014.