21 August 2019
New Delhi: Minutes after he arrived from the Congress headquarters after addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader and ex-Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from his house in Jor Bagh.
Chidambaram was at his house along with a battery of lawyers, including Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi. After the first batch of CBI personnel scaled the wall to enter the premises, another team arrived in a car and drove straight in to take the senior Congress leader in custody.
Earlier, Chidamabaram, who surfaced at the Congress headquarters after remaining "missing" for 27 hours, claimed that he will walk with his head held high and wait for the Supreme Court's decision on his plea on Friday.
On January 25, the Delhi High Court reserved order on Chidambaram's bail plea in the case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The agencies had opposed Chidambaram's bail plea, saying his custodial interrogation was necessary as he was evasive and had given false information during questioning.