In a dramatic turn of events, former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram, has been arrested at his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi after he failed to get interim relief from the Supreme Court.
Earlier, two teams of CBI, including senior officers, climbed his wall to enter his residence after he returned home from a press conference at Congress headquarters.
Was shocked to learn about allegations against me: Chidambaram
At the press meet, Chidambaram said all he wanted was a fair hearing.
"I was aghast that I was accused of hiding from law. On contrary, I was engaged in pursuit of justice. Now I shall walk with clear conscience and head held high. In the name of freedom, I can only hope and pray that investigative agencies will respect the law," he added.
While Chidambaram faces arrest, Gandhi siblings supported him
To note, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her brother Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Chidambaram's support accusing BJP of targeting him. While Priyanka reminded about his glorious political career as the Finance and Home minister, Rahul attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his government was misusing power.