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Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail

Chidambaram, who is being probed for alleged irregularities in the FIPB clearance given to the INX Media case, has been lodged in Tihar jail for over three months.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 27, 2019 12:10:48 pm
rahul gandhi visit tihar jail, priyanka gandhi tihar jail, rahul gandhi meet chidambaram in jail, priyanka gandhi meet chidambaram in jail, indian express news Rahul Gandhi along with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visit P Chidambaram in Tihar jail. (Express photo: Renuka Puri)

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited the Tihar jail to meet former finance minister and P Chidambaram on Wednesday morning.

“Today Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met my father. This sends out a very strong message that the Congress party is with him,” Karti Chidamabaram, who was also present during the meeting that lasted for close to 50 minutes, said.

Karti also hoped for justice from the Supreme Court. “It’s been 99 days today. It’s rather unfair that one needs to be kept in custody for 99 days only as a remand. He is not even an undertrial but on remand. The system is unfair. I hope we will get justice in the Supreme Court and he will back home soon,” he said.

The Gandhis’ visit came two days after senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor visited Chidambaram. The Kerala MP was accompanied by Chidambaram’s son Karti.

Chidambaram, who is in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), is being probed for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to the INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007. Chidambaram was Union finance minister at the time.

The veteran Congress leader was first arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media case and was granted bail by the Supreme Court on October 22.  He was arrested by the ED in the money laundering case on October 16 and is in judicial custody till November 27 under the order of a trial court.

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