Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday came out in support of senior party leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram and accused CBI of misusing its power. Taking to micro blogging website Twitter, Rahul wrote: “Modi's Govt is using the ED, CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram. I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power (sic).”
Troubled mounted for P Chidambaram as he got no relief from the Supreme Court in connection with the anticipatory bail plea in INX media case today. While hearing the plea, Justice NV Ramana sent the file of Chidambaram’s plea seeking interim bail before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to pass the order. Justice Ramana referring the case to CJI means that there is no shield for Chidambaram from the imminent arrest. In his anticipatory bail plea, Chidambaram has maintained that he, "isn't a flight risk, haven't been accused of influencing witnesses of tampering with the evidence."
Modi's Govt is using the ED, CBI & sections of a spineless media to character assassinate Mr Chidambaram.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 21, 2019
I strongly condemn this disgraceful misuse of power.
Earlier, Priyanka Gandhi took to Twitter to slam the ruling government’s vendetta politics and said that the party backs him in his fight. “An extremely qualified and respected member of the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram ji has served our nation with loyalty for decades including as Finance Minister & Home Minister. He unhesitatingly speaks truth to power and exposes the failures of this government,” Priyanka said on micro-blogging site. “…but the truth is inconvenient to cowards so he is being shamefully hunted down. We stand by him and will continue to fight for the truth no matter what the consequences are,” she further said.
On Tuesday, hours after the Delhi High Court refused former Union finance minister P Chidambaram to grant any protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the a six-member CBI team issued a notice to him asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours", after failing to find him at his residence. Soon after the CBI team returned empty hand, an Enforcement Directorate team also reached his Jor Bagh residence in Delhi.