Congress tags CBI and ED as 'revenge seeking departments'
New Delhi : One day after dramatic arrest of former Union Minister P Chidambaram from his house in South Delhi, Congress party tagged the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) as the Revenge Seeking agencies.
“The vindictive, selective and malicious manner in which former Finance Minister & Home Minister, Shri P Chidambaram has been persecuted and prosecuted is nothing short of a brazen personal and political vendetta,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a media briefing at the party headquarters.
P Chidambaram had made a surprise appearance at the party headquarters on Wednesday evening after a look out notice was issued against him in a matter related to corruption in INX Media case.
The 73-year-old Congress leader was picked up by the CBI from his Jor Bagh house minutes after he reached home in full glare of the cameras and placed under arrest soon after.
During the press conference, he stressed on the fact that he is innocent in the case and has nothing to do with it.
“Over the last two days India witnessed the broad daylight murder of democracy and the rule of law by a Government hell bent upon using CBI and ED as personal revenge seeking departments for the party in power,” Surjewala said.
What is INX Media Case?
It is related to financial irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to the media group for receiving foreign investment to the tune of R305 crore in 2007, when Chidambaram was finance minister.