Rahul Gandhi in support of Chidambaram, says ED, CBI used to assassinate his character


New Delhi:Rahul Gandhi has shown his support towards P Chidambaram and has strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power.

He said that ED and CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram. Rahul condemned the Modi government for this act.

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Chidambaram faces imminent arrest as the Delhi HC also turned down his plea seeking a stay on the operation of the order for three days. Denying protection from arrest to Chidambaram, Justice Sunil Gaur said that his status as Member of Parliament and member of legal profession doesn’t affect the case.

Chidambaram has been questioned several times in the case in which his son, Karti, has been alleged to have received kickbacks in exchange for him allowing the television company to receive foreign funds to the tune of Rs. 305 crore in 2007.

The HC order said that prima facie, the “petitioner appears to be the kingpin of the entire scam” and has not cooperated with the investigation. “Magnitude and enormity of material produced dis-entitle him from any pre-arrest bail,” the HC said.

The court added that economic offence has to be dealt with iron hands. “Investigating agencies’ hand cannot be tied up in such a massive economic offence.”

Justice Sunil Gaur had earlier reserved the decision on the plea on January 25. During the arguments, both the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate had opposed Chidambaram’s plea on the ground that his custodial interrogation was required as he was evasive during questioning.