Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation after he finished a press conference at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi where he refuted all charges against him in the INX Media case. He was arrested from his residence after obtaining an arrest warrant from a competent court.
After his arrest, doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital conducted a medical examination on him at the CBI headquarters. He will be produced before a special CBI court where his remand would be sought. There was high drama outside his house before his arrest. His supporters were shouting slogans against the investigating agencies and the Central Government. The CBI team had to jump over the walls to enter his house. After completing the formalities, he was arrested by around 9.30 pm and taken away in a car to the CBI headquarters. Mr. Chidambaram however claimed to be innocent and that he had not committed any offence and this drama was the work of ‘pathological liars’.