Congress MP Karti Chidambaram termed the arrest of his father and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI on Wednesday night a “politically motivated witch-hunt”, alleging the entire drama was being done for “voyeurism” and to divert attention of the country from serious issues.
“This is totally a politically motivated witch-hunt. This is apparently about events that happened in 2008, for which an FIR was filed in 2017. I have been raided four times. No one in the history of India has been raided four times. I”m the only person who has been raided four times. I”ve appeared before agencies over 20 times, and each time I have spent over 10 hours.
“I was also a ”guest” of the CBI, so I was quite aware of their procedures and accommodation. I was with them for 11 days, and still for events that happened in 2008 and for which they filed an FIR in 2017, and in August of 2019 they still do not have a charge sheet, which means there is no case.