India’s Ex home and finance minister Arrested

INX Media is a media company that raised 305 crores from Mauritius based companies. This was allegedly done illegally in 2007. P Chidambaram, India’s former home and finance minister was arrested on this Wednesday night by CBI (Central Bureau of investigation) on charges of corruption and money laundering in INX media case. He has been accused of misusing his position as India’s finance minister to benefit INX media.

The CBI special court has now sent him to CBI custody for 4 days till Aug 26. CBI told the court that he was not cooperating in the investigation. His son Karti Chidambaram was also accused and had spent 23 days in custody last year in relation to the case. The Congress party including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have called this a case of political vendetta and misuse of power.

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