New Delhi, February 28: BJP leader Sambit Patra speaking about the arrest of Karti Chidambaram in connection with the INX media case stated that none is above law. Meanwhile, the Congress party has dubbed his arrest a vendetta and diversionary tactic by the government to hide its scams.
Several Congress leaders, including the party’s communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala, Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Singhvi, spoke out against Karti Chidambaram’s arrest.
It was a classical diversionary tactic to hide corruption scams, mal-governance and mal administration that have marred this government, Surjewala said.
Karti Chidambaram, arrested by the CBI in connection with the probe into the INX Media case, sent to one-day CBI custody by Patiala House Court today evening.
The CBI had lodged an FIR on May 15 last year alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds to the tune of 305 crore rupees in 2007 when P Chidambaram was the Union finance minister.