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“Do not want any officers to get arrested”, tweets P Chidambaram

New Delhi | Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is currently lodged in Tihar jail, has defended the officers involved in the INX Media case and wrote that they have done nothing wrong.

Chidambaram wrote on Twitter that he asked his family to tweet on his behalf.

“I have requested my family to tweet on my behalf the following :- People have asked me ‘If the dozen officers who processed and recommended the case to you have not been arrested, why have you been arrested? Only because you have put the last signature?’” he tweeted.

“No officer has done anything wrong. I do not want anyone to be arrested,” the Congress leader said in another post”, he added.

A Delhi court sent the 73-year-old Congress leader to 14 days’ judicial custody in Tihar jail on September 5 in the INX Media corruption case, declining to free him on bail after he completed 15 days in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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He has been arrested on the charges on money laundering under the PMLA Act, in the INX Media case.

The CBI is probing alleged irregularities in the grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving foreign investment to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007, when Chidambaram was finance minister in the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. The CBI registered an FIR in the case on May 15, 2017.

The Enforcement Directorate is also probing the allegations of money laundering.

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