P Chidambaram INX Media Case Highlights: Senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram was arrested on Wednesday hours after the Supreme Court posted for hearing on Friday his petition seeking a stay on the Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory bail petitions in the INX Media case.
In a dramatic press appearance in the evening, former finance minister P Chidambaram claimed that the FIR lodged against him does not accuse him of any wrongdoing. “If I’m asked to choose between life and liberty I shall unhesitantly choose liberty. Between now and Friday, I will walk with a clear conscience and my head held high,” he said while addressing the media.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court listed Chidambaram’s bail plea, seeking protection from arrest, for Friday. Meanwhile, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the CBI issued a look out notice against Chidambaram and both investigative agencies, earlier in the day, filed a caveat against the former finance minister in the top court. Chidambaram’s plea in the apex court now becomes infructuous as he was seeking protection from arrest. Chidambaram will now have to seek bail before the Rouse Avenue court where the INX Media case is being heard.