P Chidambaram arrested by the CBI and ED officials

P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI and ED officials
Question: Which one of the following politician has been arrested by CBI in INX media case?
(a) P Chidambaram
(b) Manmohan Singh
(c) Kapil Sibbal
(d) Keshav Prasad Maurya
Answer: (a)
Related facts:
  • On 21st August, 2019, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI and ED officials at his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi after the Delhi High Court rejected Chidambaram’s bail plea in the INX Media case.
  • Before his arrest, Chidambaram, who had been untraceable for almost 27 hours since 19th August, 2019, appeared briefly at the AICC Headquarters to address the media on the charges leveled against him.

What is the Case?

  • The INX Media corruption case relates to the irregularities in the FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) to the INX Media group for getting overseas funds worth around Rs 305 crore in 2007.
  • At that time when P Chidambaram was the Finance Minister under the UPA-I Government.

Links:

https://www.news18.com/news/india/live-updates-chidambaram-central-bureau-of-investigation-inx-media-case-enforcement-directorate-sc-2277827.html

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