Chidambaram speaks in court, says didn’t leave questions unanswered

P Chidambaram

New Delhi, Aug 22: The CBI Court reserved its order on an application of CBI seeking five day remand of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in INX media case.

The CBI sought 5-day custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal arguing for P Chidambaram in court said that the accused in this case is Karti Chidambaram who was granted regular bail by the Delhi High Court in March 2018, challenges in Supreme Court were not interfered with. The other accused also got bail, while Peter and Indrani Mukerjea on default bail.

P Chidambaram in Court: Please look at the questions and answers, there are no questions which I have not answered, please read the transcript.They asked, if I have bank account abroad, I said no, they asked if my son has an account abroad I said yes.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta arguing for CBI says right to interrogate is my duty, duty to the nation under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC ). We are merely seeking court’s permission to interrogate the accused further #Chidambaram

When P Chidambaram said in court he wants to speak, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected & said he is being represented here by two senior advocates. Abhishek Manu Singhvi said there is Delhi HC Judgement that allows the accused to make a representation on his behalf.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta arguing for CBI says right to interrogate is my duty, duty to the nation under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC ). We are merely seeking court’s permission to interrogate the accused further

In court, Kapil Sibal said, “Last night CBI said that they wanted to interrogate Chidambaram, they didn’t start the interrogation till 12 noon and asked him only 12 questions. By now they should know what questions to ask.The questions had nothing to do with Chidambaram. “

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta arguing for CBI in court said “right to silence is constitutional right and I have no issue, but he is non cooperative, he was evasive to questioning”, news agency ANI reported.

Kapil Sibal argued, “Investigation complete as draft chargesheet is ready. Sanction was sought. Foreign Investment Promotion Board approval is given by 6 Govt Secys,none have been arrested. This is a case of documentary evidence. He(Chidambaram) has never skipped interrogation”

Kapil Sibal arguing for P Chidambaram in Court says the accused in this case is Karti Chidambaram who was granted regular bail by the Delhi High Court in March 2018, challenges in Supreme Court not interfered. Other accused also got bail.Peter and Indrani Mukerjea on default bail.

Earlier in the day, Congress addressed the media and condemned Chidambaram’s arrest by the CBI. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the Narendra Modi government is using CBI and ED as revenge-seeking departments and are using this case to divert attention from other issues.

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